The self-assembly of branched [n]rotaxanes - The first step towards dendritic rotaxanes

David B. Amabilino, Peter R. Ashton, Martin Bělohradský, Françisco M. Raymo, J. Fraser Stoddart

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The self-assembly, by means of a slippage procedure, of three novel rotaxanes incorporating, respectively, one, two and three bisparaphenylene-34- crown-10 macrocyclic components and a single branched component, consisting of three bipyridinium units attached covalently to a 1,3,5-trisubstituted benzene central core and each bearing at its other end a substituted tetraarylmethane blocking group, is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)751-753
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number7
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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  • Molecular Medicine


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