Design and synthesis of cyclodextrin-based rotaxanes and polyrotaxanes

Naotoshi Nakashima, Atsushi Kawabuchi, Hiroto Murakami

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    Rotaxanes are compounds in which a ring is threaded by a chain having bulky terminal cap groups. In this article, we review the design, synthesis and characterization of rotaxanes and polyrotaxanes of cyclodextrins threaded by an alkyl chain or a poly(ethylene glycol) as well as the synthesis of a light-driven molecular shuttle based on a cyclodextrin-rotaxane.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)363-373
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Inclusion Phenomena and Molecular Recognition in Chemistry
    Issue number2-3
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 1998

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Food Science
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics


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