Reversing the direction in a light-driven rotary molecular motor.

Imported: 07 May '16 | Published: 17 Dec '10

Nopporn N Ruangsupapichat, Michael M MM Pollard, Syuzanna R SR Harutyunyan, Ben L BL Feringa

Nature Chemistry

Abstract: Biological rotary motors can alter their mechanical function by changing the direction of rotary motion. Achieving a similar reversal of direction of rotation in artificial molecular motors presents a fundamental stereochemical challenge: how to change from clockwise to anticlockwise motion without compromising the autonomous unidirectional rotary behaviour of the system. A new molecular motor with multilevel control of rotary motion is... Read More

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