Definition of catenane in English:
A molecule which consists of two or more connected rings like links in a chain.
- In general, these two closed chains are linked catenanes, and the type of linkage reflects a topological property of the original substrate.
- An added advantage, Stoddart notes, is that carbon nanotubes are much more chemically compatible with organic switching molecules, such as catenanes, than more conventional metallic electrodes are.
- The ultimate product of the ligations involved in producing the molecules we use is a cyclic molecule or a catenane.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan