|Title||Disabling Molecular Recognition through Reversible Mechanical Stoppering|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Soto, MA, MacLachlan, MJ|
|Date Published||MAR 15|
|Type of Article||Article|
Mechanical stoppering of a guest molecule prevents its self-assembly with a macrocycle unit, so that both species coexist in a medium but do not recognize each other. The application of a chemical or physical stimulus reverses mechanical stoppering and subsequently enables molecular recognition. This process, which occurs without cross-reactivity and is perceptible at the macroscopic scale, could facilitate programming on/off states in supramolecular materials and molecular devices.