Functional interlocked systems

van Dongen, Stijn F. M., Cantekin, Seda, Elemans, Johannes A. A. W., Rowan, Alan E. and Nolte, Roeland J. M. (2014) Functional interlocked systems. Chemical Society Reviews, 43 1: 99-122. doi:10.1039/c3cs60178a

Author van Dongen, Stijn F. M.
Cantekin, Seda
Elemans, Johannes A. A. W.
Rowan, Alan E.
Nolte, Roeland J. M.
Title Functional interlocked systems
Journal name Chemical Society Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0306-0012
Publication date 2014-01-07
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1039/c3cs60178a
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 43
Issue 1
Start page 99
End page 122
Total pages 24
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Language eng
Abstract With the advent of supramolecular chemistry and later nanotechnology a great deal of research has been focused on new types of molecular structures, which are not held together by covalent bonds but by non-covalent mechanical interactions. Examples include the catenane, rotaxane, and knot interlocked structures. The design and synthesis of these architectures is an art by itself and as such is worth being reviewed. In this tutorial review we will focus, however, on the functional aspects of interlocked molecules and discuss how these can find applications, e.g. as artificial muscles, as molecular valves, as components of electronic devices, and as catalysts.
Keyword Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID 024.001.035
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Publications
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