Hydrogen-bonded pseudopolyrotaxanes (pages 37–41)
Dr. Masumi Asakawa, Peter R. Ashton, Wayne Hayes, Prof. J. Fraser Stoddart, Dr. George R. Brown, Dr. Stephan Menzer, Dr. Andrew J. P. White and Dr. David J. Williams
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.19960080105
That supramolecular order on the nanometer scale in the crystalline state can be created by using both π–π stacking and hydrogen bonding interactions marks a significant development in the fields of crystal engineering and supramolecular chemistry. The design and construction of pseudorotaxane monomers (see figure) via self-assembly is described, which are then further assembled to form linear pseudopolyrotaxane columns.