• Chemistry, Medicine
  • Published in Chemical communications 2006
  • DOI:10.1039/b511575b

Quantifying the working stroke of tetrathiafulvalene-based electrochemically-driven linear motor-molecules.

@article{Nygaard2006QuantifyingTW,
  title={Quantifying the working stroke of tetrathiafulvalene-based electrochemically-driven linear motor-molecules.},
  author={Sune Dowler Nygaard and Bo W Laursen and Amar H. Flood and Camilla Norberg Hansen and Jan O Jeppesen and J Fraser Stoddart},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2006},
  volume={2},
  pages={
          144-6
        }
}
A highly constrained [2]rotaxane, constructed in such a way that the tetracationic cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) ring is restricted to reside on a monopyrrolotetrathiafulvalene unit, has been synthesised and characterised. This design allows the deslipping free energy barrier for the tetracationic ring in all three redox states of the rotaxane to be determined.