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A redox-switchable [2]rotaxane in a liquid-crystalline state

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Redox-driven mechanical movement, which has been achieved for a liquid-crystalline (LC) bistable [2]rotaxane in the LC phase, is accompanied by obvious electrochromism (electrochemically induced changes in color) of the material. The dumbbell-shaped LC [2]rotaxane with redox-active moieties, which interlocks with an ionic macrocycle, forms ordered redox-active condensed states.

Graphical abstract: A redox-switchable [2]rotaxane in a liquid-crystalline state

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The article was received on 21 Oct 2009, accepted on 04 Dec 2009 and first published on 20 Jan 2010

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B922088G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 1224-1226
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    A redox-switchable [2]rotaxane in a liquid-crystalline state

    T. Yasuda, K. Tanabe, T. Tsuji, K. K. Coti, I. Aprahamian, J. F. Stoddart and T. Kato, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 1224
    DOI: 10.1039/B922088G

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