Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 6, 2010
Previous Article Next Article

A tristable [2]pseudo[2]rotaxane

Author affiliations


A strategy towards increasing the lifetime of the metastable state of a [2]rotaxane incorporating tetrathiafulvalene, 1,5-dioxynaphthalene and bipyridinium (BIPY2+) is presented. Incorporation of BIPY2+ served multiple roles as an electrostatic barrier to relaxation, a supramolecular recognition site for bis-1,5-dioxynaphthalene[38]crown-10 macrocycle, and upon reduction a recognition site for the mechanically bonded cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) ring.

Graphical abstract: A tristable [2]pseudo[2]rotaxane

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Article information

07 Sep 2009
03 Dec 2009
First published
07 Jan 2010

Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 871-873
Article type

A tristable [2]pseudo[2]rotaxane

A. Trabolsi, A. C. Fahrenbach, S. K. Dey, A. I. Share, D. C. Friedman, S. Basu, T. B. Gasa, N. M. Khashab, S. Saha, I. Aprahamian, H. A. Khatib, A. H. Flood and J. F. Stoddart, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 871
DOI: 10.1039/B918321C

Social activity

Search articles by author