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Synthesis of technomimetic molecules: towards rotation control in single-molecular machines and motors

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Abstract

Technomimetic molecules are molecules designed to imitate macroscopic objects at the molecular level, also transposing the motions that these objects are able to undergo. This article focuses on technomimetic molecules with rotary motions, including gears, wheelbarrows and motors. Following the bottom-up approach the synthesis of technomimetic molecules grants access to the study of mechanical properties at the molecular level. These molecules are designed to operate as single molecules on surfaces under the control of the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope or atomic force microscope.

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The article was received on 24 Dec 2004, accepted on 10 Feb 2005 and first published on 24 Feb 2005


Article type: Emerging Area
DOI: 10.1039/B419282F
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2005,3, 1165-1169
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    Synthesis of technomimetic molecules: towards rotation control in single-molecular machines and motors

    G. Rapenne, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2005, 3, 1165
    DOI: 10.1039/B419282F

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