A bistable pretzelane

Yan Li Zhao, Ali Trabolsi, J. Fraser Stoddart

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A switchable donor-acceptor pretzelane composed of a crown ether containing tetrathiafulvalene and 1,5-dihydroxynaphthalene recognition units and a covalently tethered cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) ring exhibits unidirectional motion on both oxidation (forwards) and reduction (backwards).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4844-4846
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number32
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Zhao, Y. L., Trabolsi, A., & Stoddart, J. F. (2009). A bistable pretzelane. Chemical Communications, (32), 4844-4846. https://doi.org/10.1039/b910510g