Counterion-induced translational isomerism in a bistable [2]rotaxane.

  title={Counterion-induced translational isomerism in a bistable [2]rotaxane.},
  author={Bo W Laursen and Sune Dowler Nygaard and Jan O Jeppesen and J. Fraser Stoddart},
  journal={Organic letters},
  volume={6 23},
Translational isomerization can be induced by changing the anions associated with a bistable rotaxane in which the tetracationic cyclophane (blue box), cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene), encircles a dumbbell component containing bispyrrolotetrathiafulvalene (green) and a dioxynaphthalene (red) recognition sites. The rotaxane was isolated as both its… CONTINUE READING