Switching a molecular shuttle on and off: Simple, pH-controlled pseudorotaxanes based on cucurbit[7]uril

Vladimir Sindelar, Serena Silvi, Angel E. Kaifer

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Abstract

Cucurbit[7[uril, the wheel component in two new and structurally simple pseudorotaxanes, shuttles between the two axle termini at low pH, whereas the shuttling motion stops at higher pH, as the wheel is bound to the center of the axle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2185-2187
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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