Complex compounds in which a dumbbell shaped molecule is encircled by a macrocycle. They are named after rota (wheel) and axis (axle). Notation with a prefix is used to indicate the number of interlocked components. They have potential use in nanotechnology. rotaxanes have been made with cyclodextrins and CYCLIC ethers.


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<b>Rotaxane</b>

Rotaxane
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The [2]<b>rotaxane</b> is formed in

The [2]rotaxane is formed in
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Synthesis of [2]<b>rotaxanes</b>.

Synthesis of [2]rotaxanes.
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Gallery

Gallery
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of a <b>rotaxane</b>

of a rotaxane
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bistable neutral <b>rotaxane</b>.

bistable neutral rotaxane.
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as <b>rotaxanes</b> (an example

as rotaxanes (an example
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Symptoms and diagnosis

Symptoms:

    



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