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Rotaxanes are Mechanically Interlocked Molecules (MIMs) formed by a dumbbell shaped axle and a macrocyclic wheel, which cannot be separated without breaking a covalent bond. Incorporation of rotaxanes into Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) produces organized, dense solid state systems. This thesis describes the synthesis and study of novel [2] and [3]bis(benzimidazolium) rotaxanes, including shuttling studies […]