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A Cyclic Rotaxane
J.-P. Collin*, F. Durola, J. Frey, V. Heitz*, F. Reviriego, J.-P. Sauvage*, Y. Trolez, K. Rissanen*
Université de Strasbourg, France and UniVersity of Jyväskylä, Finland
22 July 2010 (online)
The authors synthesized the two cyclic rotaxanes 1 and 2. The structure of 2, containing zinc porphyrin units, was determined by X-ray crystallography and is the largest rotaxane molecule characterized in this way.