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Chiral ferrocenes as novel rotary modules for molecular machines

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Abstract

Ferrocene, a double-decker organometallic compound that generates angular motion, can be used as a unique rotary module for molecular machines. By interlocking a ferrocene-based rotary module with a photochromic unit, we have developed novel molecular machines that operate via power-conversion mechanisms. This design strategy, which mimics real machines in our daily life, allows for remote control of molecular events.

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The article was received on 10 Dec 2007, accepted on 25 Feb 2008 and first published on 11 Apr 2008


Article type: Emerging Area
DOI: 10.1039/B718982F
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2008,6, 1871-1876
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    Chiral ferrocenes as novel rotary modules for molecular machines

    K. Kinbara, T. Muraoka and T. Aida, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2008, 6, 1871
    DOI: 10.1039/B718982F

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