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Enhanced chemical reversibility of redox processes incyanine dye rotaxanes

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Abstract

When a cyanine dye is encapsulated inside the cavity of α-cyclodextrin, by rotaxane formation, its one-electron oxidation and reduction become reversible, due to a thousand-fold increase in the kinetic chemical stability of the oxidised and reduced forms of the chromophore.

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The article was received on 06 Mar 2001, accepted on 01 May 2001 and first published on 16 May 2001


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B102068O
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2001,0, 1046-1047
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    Enhanced chemical reversibility of redox processes in cyanine dye rotaxanes

    J. E. H. Buston, F. Marken and H. L. Anderson, Chem. Commun., 2001, 0, 1046
    DOI: 10.1039/B102068O

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