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  1. Matile, S.; Sakai, N.; Mareda, J.; Kumaki, J.; Yashima, E. “Sensing, Threading, Orienting, and Cutting Polymers with Rigid-Rod Pores” J. Recept. Sig. Transd. 2006, 26, 461-472

This short review describes synthetic pores that are made from rigid-rod molecules and can bind oligo-and polymers such as polyacetylenes, p-oligophenyls, terpenoids, polypeptides, polysaccharides, and oligonucleotides. The spotlight is on recent breakthroughs to image the longtime elusive pore-polymer host-guest complexes as single giant pseudorotaxanes.

DOI: 10.1080/10799890600907206 

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