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Issue 42, 2009
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Discovery and early development of squaraine rotaxanes

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The chemical and photophysical properties of a fluorescent squaraine dye are greatly enhanced when it is mechanically encapsulated inside a tetralactam macrocycle. This feature article describes the synthesis, structure, and photophysical performance of first-generation squaraine rotaxanes, and shows how they can be used as fluorescent imaging probes and chemosensors.

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The article was received on 05 Jun 2009, accepted on 17 Jul 2009 and first published on 24 Aug 2009

Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B911064J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2009,0, 6329-6338

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    Discovery and early development of squaraine rotaxanes

    J. J. Gassensmith, J. M. Baumes and B. D. Smith, Chem. Commun., 2009, 0, 6329
    DOI: 10.1039/B911064J

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