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Mechanical Chirality of Rotaxanes: Synthesis and Function

School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 226-8503, Japan
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Symmetry 2020, 12(1), 144; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12010144 (registering DOI)
Received: 26 November 2019 / Revised: 7 January 2020 / Accepted: 7 January 2020 / Published: 10 January 2020
Mechanically chiral molecules have attracted considerable attention due to their property and function based on its unique interlocked structure. This review covers the recent advances in the synthesis and function of interlocked rotaxanes with mechanical chirality along with their dynamic and complex stereochemistry. The application of mechanically chiral rotaxanes to control the polymer helical structure is also introduced, where amplification of mechanical chirality appears to cause the macroscopic polymer property change, suggesting the potential applicability of mechanical chirality in polymer systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: mechanical chirality; rotaxane; mechanically interlocked molecules; chiral rotaxane; helical polymer mechanical chirality; rotaxane; mechanically interlocked molecules; chiral rotaxane; helical polymer
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Nakazono, K.; Takata, T. Mechanical Chirality of Rotaxanes: Synthesis and Function. Symmetry 2020, 12, 144.

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