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[2]Catenanes Displaying Switchable Gin-Trap-Like Motion

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posted on 27.04.2018 by Chi-You Tsai, Chien-Chen Lai, Yi-Hung Liu, Shie-Ming Peng, Richard P. Cheng, Sheng-Hsien Chiu
Sodium ion-controlled switching from “folded” to “linear” states results in significant changes in the molecular shape of a [2]­catenane, such that it mimics the operation of a gin trap, with a fluorescent alarm signal appearing when pyrene side arms were present on its two macrocyclic components.