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Properties and emerging applications of mechanically interlocked ligands

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Mechanically interlocked molecules have a long and rich history as ligands thanks to the key role coordination chemistry has played in the development of high yielding passive template syntheses of rotaxanes and catenanes. In this Feature Article, we highlight the effect of the mechanical bond on the properties of metal ions bound within the sterically hindered environment of the macrocycle cavity, and discuss the emerging applications of interlocked ligands in catalysis, sensing and supramolecular materials.

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The article was received on 09 Sep 2016, accepted on 27 Oct 2016 and first published on 07 Nov 2016


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC07377H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 298-312
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    Properties and emerging applications of mechanically interlocked ligands

    J. E. M. Lewis, M. Galli and S. M. Goldup, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 298
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC07377H

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