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Chemical Rotaxanes

Name Rotaxanes
Equivalent Terms Polyrotaxanes | Pseudorotaxanes | Rotaxane
Definition 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.
Curation Status No associations have been curated for this chemical yet.
MeSH® ID D043862
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  xanthomonin I
  xanthomonin II
  xanthomonin III