Published Online: 15 MAR 2012
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Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials
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Ma, X. and Tian, H. 2012. Rotaxanes–Self-Assembled Links. Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials. .
- Published Online: 15 MAR 2012
Various rotaxanes continue to be a hot topic for research currently. This article mainly focuses on the construction strategies of rotaxanes. The traditional template-directed strategies of rotaxane synthesis, including the employment of supramolecular interactions such as hydrogen bonding, hydrophobic effect, donor–acceptor π–π stacking interaction, coordination, and ionic template were reviewed, respectively. Some novel synthetic protocols, like “Click” chemistry, “threading-followed-by-shrinking” and “threading-followed-by-swelling” protocol, as well as self-sorting organization, were also introduced. The synthesis of rotaxanes was also illustrated.
- template synthesis;
- crown ether;
- donor–acceptor π–π interaction