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[2]Rotaxane building-blocks for the easy and straightforward synthesis of interlocked molecular shuttles

Interlocked molecular machines are very appealing molecular architectures because they contain several elements that can move the ones with respect to others. The accurate control of the motions of elements in an interlocked molecule leads to, what

Flipping the shape of a sugar through molecular machinery

The lectin protein receptors that are present at the surface of cell membrane are very interesting targets for drugs in order to recognize and penetrate into specific cells. Indeed, sugar moieties are able to specifically bind some

Supramolecular self-sorting: A route to sophisticated multi-interlocked molecular muscles

Interlocked molecular machines are promising targets in the domain of nanotechnology. Among molecular machines, the doubly interlocked “molecular muscle” architecture ( Fig.  1 ) is of particular interest. It consists of the interweaving of two so-called “hermaphrodite”