PH-Gated photoresponsive shuttling in a water-soluble pseudorotaxane

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A fluorescent bistable pseudorotaxane was devised and shown to display pH-gated photoresponsive ring shuttling. At pH > 7.5 shuttling does not take place after light stimulation while at pH ≈ 5 the macrocycle is quantitatively translocated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2743-2746
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


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