Forma, Vol. 15 (No. 3), pp. 233-248, 2000

Tetrathiafulvalene-Based Supramolecular Chemistry; Recent Developments

Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen, Christian Lomholt and Jan Becher*

Department of Chemistry, University of Southern Denmark, Odense University, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark

(Received April 19, 2000; Accepted May 19, 2000)

Keywords: Catenanes, Macrocycles, Supramolecular Chemistry, Switches, Tetrathiafulvalene

Abstract. This account highlights recent developments in the field of supramolecular tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) chemistry. Progresses in synthetic TTF chemistry have enabled the preparation of a number of elaborate molecular systems. Some of these systems can act as either sensors or molecular switches. Among these systems interlocked architectures such as rotaxanes and catenanes make a significant contribution.

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