Design and synthesis of cyclodextrin-based rotaxanes and polyrotaxanes

Naotoshi Nakashima, Atsushi Kawabuchi, Hiroto Murakami

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Rotaxanes are compounds in which a ring is threaded by a chain having bulky terminal cap groups. In this article, we review the design, synthesis and characterization of rotaxanes and polyrotaxanes of cyclodextrins threaded by an alkyl chain or a poly(ethylene glycol) as well as the synthesis of a light-driven molecular shuttle based on a cyclodextrin-rotaxane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-373
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Inclusion Phenomena and Molecular Recognition in Chemistry
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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