catenane

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catenane

[′kat·ən‚ān]
(organic chemistry)
A supramolecular species consisting of mechanically interlocked macrocyclic rings.
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An added advantage, Stoddart notes, is that carbon nanotubes are much more chemically compatible with organic switching molecules, such as catenanes, than more conventional metallic electrodes are.
Rather than encode Is and Os on the basis of the amount of charge stored in a memory cell, as conventional memory chips do, the UCLA approach encodes data in catenane molecules, each of which has two interlocked rings.
Carbon nanotubes are about as wide as a catenane molecule.
4 Transition Metal-Complexed Catenanes and Rotaxanes as Molecular Machine Prototypes
Part Two Template Synthesis of Catenanes and Rotaxanes.
10 Dynamic Combinatorial Approaches to Catenanes (Jeremy K.
Part Three Molecular Machines Based on Catenanes and Rotaxanes.
12 Molecular Machines Based on Rotaxanes and Catenanes (Vincenzo Balzani, Alberto Credi, and Margherita Venturi).
CHAPTER 13 Electroactive Rotaxanes and Catenanes (Alberto Credi and Margherita Venturi).
CHAPTER 14 Electrochemically-driven Molecular Machines Based on Transition-metal Complexed Catenanes and Rotaxanes (Jean-Paul Collin, Fabien Durola, and Jean-Pierre Sauvage).