Macrocycles, Catenanes and Rotaxanes

Evans, Nicholas (2021) Macrocycles, Catenanes and Rotaxanes. In: Reactivity in Confined Spaces. Royal Society of Chemistry, London, pp. 1-28.

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Abstract

Inspired by the myriad enzymes found in living organisms, supramolecular chemists have investigated the cavities of both macrocycles and the related interlocked molecules catenanes and rotaxanes as catalytic and non-catalytic sites of chemical reactions. While macrocycles are typically easier to access synthetically, the interlocked structures of catenanes and rotaxanes offer exciting opportunities, including their innate three-dimensionality, large-amplitude motion of their interlocked components and chirality arising from the mechanical bond.

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22 Sep 2021 18:50
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