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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Schalley, "Self-sorting of crown ether/secondary ammonium ion hetero[c2]daisy chain pseudorotaxanes," Organic Chemistry Frontiers, vol.
Multicomponent molecules with this piston-and-cylinder structure are known as pseudorotaxanes. Unlike true rotaxanes, they don't have bulky caps on the ends of the piston that prevent the cylinder from sliding off (SN: 12/13/97, p.
Even with sodium oxalate supplying electrons, only about 30 percent of the pseudorotaxanes disassemble upon illumination.
Kim, "Growth of poly(pseudorotaxane) on gold using host-stabilized charge-transfer interaction," Chemical Communications, vol.
Pseudorotaxanes, a class of supramolecular species in which a molecular thread is encircled by a molecular bead, have been studied extensively [18-21].