We describe a rotaxane molecular shuttle encompassing triazolium and tertiary ammonium units as weak recognition sites for the ring. Such a design, which differs from that of typical controllable rotaxanes, allows the precise tuning of the ring distribution among the two sites - i.e., the coconformational equilibrium - by changing the solvent polarity or the nature of the counteranions. Shuttling of the ring between the two stations can also be toggled by acid-base stimuli. Such an approach is paradigmatic to obtain rotaxanes that can sense environmental changes and transduce them into a coconformational response and opens avenues for novel applications in sensing and stimuli-responsive materials.

Controlling molecular shuttling in a rotaxane with weak ring recognition sites

Bukhtiiarova N.
Primo
;
Credi A.
Penultimo
;
Corra' S.
Ultimo
2023

Abstract

We describe a rotaxane molecular shuttle encompassing triazolium and tertiary ammonium units as weak recognition sites for the ring. Such a design, which differs from that of typical controllable rotaxanes, allows the precise tuning of the ring distribution among the two sites - i.e., the coconformational equilibrium - by changing the solvent polarity or the nature of the counteranions. Shuttling of the ring between the two stations can also be toggled by acid-base stimuli. Such an approach is paradigmatic to obtain rotaxanes that can sense environmental changes and transduce them into a coconformational response and opens avenues for novel applications in sensing and stimuli-responsive materials.
2023
Bukhtiiarova N.; Credi A.; Corra' S.
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