9. Rotaxanes and Catenanes

  1. Frank Davis and
  2. Séamus Higson

Published Online: 22 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470980200.ch9

Macrocycles: Construction, Chemistry and Nanotechnology Applications

Macrocycles: Construction, Chemistry and Nanotechnology Applications

How to Cite

Davis, F. and Higson, S. (2011) Rotaxanes and Catenanes, in Macrocycles: Construction, Chemistry and Nanotechnology Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470980200.ch9

Author Information

  1. Cranfield Health, Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470714621

Online ISBN: 9780470980200

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Keywords:

  • rotaxanes and catenanes;
  • rotaxane, structure in which a linear molecule - threaded through a cyclic molecule;
  • pseudorotaxane, [2]rotaxane, [3]rotaxane, [2]catenane and [3]catenane;
  • rotaxanes, synthesis using statistical methods;
  • first rotaxanes, synthesized - using classical chemical techniques;
  • polyrotaxanes, and rotaxanes - in a range of polymers;
  • catenates and catenanes - via metal templates;
  • complex catenates and catenanes - utilisation of components, containing multiple binding groups;
  • switchable catenanes - in two or more isomeric forms, conversion by suitable stimulus;
  • natural catenanes - quinoprotein methylamine dehydrogenase, cytochrome and human chorionic gonadotropin containing catenanes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Rotaxanes

  • Catenanes

  • Conclusions

  • Bibliography

  • References