We report the synthesis of a dithienylpyrrole-stoppered rotaxane and its subsequent electrochemical polymerisation onto a platinum working electrode surface. We have shown that the tetracationic cyclophane moiety of the rotaxane does not impair electropolymerisation of this derivative. Indeed, functionalised films can be conveniently prepared by oxidative polymerisation of the dithienylpyrrole stopper units, to yield a network of rotaxane units interconnected by a conducting polymer backbone. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
- Supramolecular chemistry