Multiply threaded rotaxanes

Paul R. McGonigal*

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Mechanically interlocked molecules (MIMs) of all shapes and sizes are available to Chemists, driving forward progress across a broad range of research areas. Yet, some classes of MIMs remain relatively elusive. This Review summarises the properties of multiply threaded rotaxanes and the methods that have been developed to prepare them, outlining some of the pitfalls and solutions that have been uncovered along the way.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)782-794
Number of pages13
JournalSupramolecular Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the University of Durham and the EPSRC [grant number EP/N029992/1].

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018, © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.


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