Olympiadane Molecule


Olympiadane molecule synthesized and named by Fraser Stoddart and coworkers in 1994 resembles the Olympic rings. It is a linear pentacatenane or a [5]catenane where catenanes are molecular entities having two or more mechanically-interlocked macrocycles. It is required to break some covalent bonds to separate otherwise-inseparable interlocked rings of a catenane.




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