Synthesis of novel interlocked architectures in solution and solid phase

Wilson, Hannah M.K. (2015) Synthesis of novel interlocked architectures in solution and solid phase. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Mechanically interlocked molecules, such as catenanes and rotaxanes, are fascinating due to their unique sensing and catalytic properties and their potential to act as molecular motors or switches. Traditionally their synthesis has been laborious and expensive, however this research project endeavoured to overcome this challenge by exploring novel ways of preparing mechanically interlocked molecules both in solution and on surfaces. A series of disulfide-linked macrocycles, [2]catenanes and [2]rotaxanes were synthesised in solution using reversible dynamic covalent chemistry. Subsequently, the interlocked architectures were adapted into solid-tethered systems via attachment to swelling polystyrene resins.

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ID Code: 82029
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Mullen, Kathleen & Ayoko, Godwin
Keywords: mechanically interlocked molecules, interlocked architectures, rotaxane, catenane, supramolecular chemistry, disulfide exchange, swelling polystyrene resins
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2015 02:05
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:29

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