Sheng-Hsien Chiu

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The realization of the Borromean link in a wholly synthetic molecular form is reported. The self-assembly of this link, which is topologically achiral, from 18 components by the template-directed formation of 12 imine and 30 dative bonds, associated with the coordination of three interlocked macrocycles, each tetranucleating and decadentate overall, to a(More)
We report a molecular cage-based [2]rotaxane that functions as an artificial molecular muscle through the control of the addition and removal of fluoride anions. The percentage change in molecular length of the [2]rotaxane is about 36% between the stretched and contracted states, which is larger than the percentage change (approximately 27%) in human muscle.
An aptamer modified gold nanoparticles (Apt-AuNPs) based molecular light switching sensor has been demonstrated for the analysis of breast cancer markers (platelet-derived growth factors (PDGFs) and their receptors) in homogeneous solutions. The PDGF binding aptamer has a unique structure with triple-helix conformation that allows(More)
We report a molecular [2]rotaxane which comprises a molecular cage and a dumbbell-shaped component, in which translational isomerism can be performed reversibly through an in situ anion exchange process, that is, sequential addition of Bu4NCl/AgPF6 reagent pairs. The [2]rotaxane incorporates two pyridinium and two dialkylammonium centers and functions as a(More)
Herein, we report the synthesis of a molecular clip with TTF side-walls and its binding behavior towards electron-deficient guests, namely the formation of macrocycle/molecular-clip supramolecular complexes in solution. Four different sets of external stimuli--the K(+)/[2.2.2]cryptand, NH(4) (+)/Et(3)N and (p-BrPh)(3)NSbCl(6)/Zn pairs, and heating/cooling(More)
A mutant M47286 with a stunted growth, low fertility and dark-brown phenotype was identified from a T-DNA-tagged rice mutant library. This mutant contained a copy of the T-DNA tag inserted at the location where the expression of two putative tryptophan decarboxlyase genes, TDC-1 and TDC-3, were activated. Enzymatic assays of both recombinant proteins showed(More)
An already well-established recognition motif-namely one in which the NH2+ centers in the rod sections of the dumbbell components of rotaxanes are encircled by macrocyclic polyether components-has been turned simultaneously outside-in and inside-out, a fact that has been proved beyond any doubt by the stoppering of both ends of a [2]pseudorotaxane to give a(More)
[structure: see text] Post-assembly covalent modification using Wittig chemistry of [2]rotaxane ylides, wherein NH(2)(+) centers in the dumbbell-shaped components are recognized by dibenzo[24]crown-8 (DB24C8) rings, has afforded a [3]catenane and a [3]rotaxane with a precise and synthetically prescribed shortage of DB24C8 rings. The nondegenerate pairs of(More)