16. From Chemical Topology to Molecular Machines

  1. Prof. Akira Harada
  1. Jean-Pierre Sauvage

Published Online: 2 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9783527639786.ch16

Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry

Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry

How to Cite

Sauvage, J.-P. (2011) From Chemical Topology to Molecular Machines, in Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry (ed A. Harada), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527639786.ch16

Editor Information

  1. Osaka University, Department of Macromolecular Science, Graduate School of Science, 1-1 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan

Author Information

  1. University Louis Pasteur/CNRS, Institute of Chemistry, Laboratory of Organic – Inorganic Chemistry, Institut Le Bel, U.M.R. 7177, 67070 Strasbourg-Cedex, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527323210

Online ISBN: 9783527639786



  • catenanes;
  • rotaxanes;
  • molecular knots;
  • molecular machines;
  • template effects;
  • copper(I)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Copper(I)-Templated Synthesis of Catenanes: the ‘Entwining’ Approach and the ‘Gathering and Threading’ Strategy

  • Molecular Knots

  • Molecular Machines Based on Catenanes and Rotaxanes

  • Two-Dimensional Interlocking Arrays

  • A [3]rotaxane Acting as an Adjustable Receptor: Toward a Molecular ‘Press’

  • Conclusion

  • References