An operational supramolecular nanovalve.

Abstract

A functioning nanomachine in the form of a supramolecular nanovalve that opens and closes the orifices to molecular-sized pores and releases a small number of molecules on demand is reported. The nanovalve, which is used to open and close the nanocontainer, is a pseudorotaxane composed of two components-a long thread containing a 1,5-dioxnaphthalene donor… (More)

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