pseudorotaxane


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pseudorotaxane

[‚süd·ō·rō′tak‚sān]
(chemistry)
A supramolecular species consisting of a linear molecular component (without bulky end groups) encircled by a macrocyclic component.
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Multicomponent molecules with this piston-and-cylinder structure are known as pseudorotaxanes.
Even with sodium oxalate supplying electrons, only about 30 percent of the pseudorotaxanes disassemble upon illumination.
Rotaxanes and pseudorotaxanes might one day be used in miniaturized sensors or in information-processing devices, Stoddart says, but such applications will take "lots of development.