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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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.