A tristable [2]rotaxane that is doubly gated by foldamer and azobenzene kinetic barriers.

@article{Wang2016AT,
  title={A tristable [2]rotaxane that is doubly gated by foldamer and azobenzene kinetic barriers.},
  author={Wei-Kun Wang and Zi-Yue Xu and Yun-Chang Zhang and Hui Wang and Dan-Wei Zhang and Yi Liu and Zhan-Ting Li},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2016},
  volume={52 47},
  pages={7490-3}
}
A hydrogen bonded foldamer unit and an azobenzene unit have been incorporated into the linear component of a tristable [2]rotaxane to give rise to a doubly gated switching system tuned by the folding-defolding of the foldamer unit and the photo-initiated trans-cis isomerization of the azobenzene unit.