Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 8, 2013
Previous Article Next Article

Synthetic small-molecule walkers at work

Author affiliations

Abstract

The naturally occurring molecular motors have been a source of inspiration for the development of a variety of artificial molecular machines and motors. Synthetic molecular walkers, in which a molecular fragment can walk along tracks, are emerging as a new class of artificial molecular motors. This Minireview presents a brief introduction on synthetic small-molecule walkers and highlights recent significant accomplishments in developing synthetic small-molecule walkers that can perform specific tasks, such as quenching the fluorescence of the system or synthesizing a peptide in a sequence-specific manner.

Graphical abstract: Synthetic small-molecule walkers at work

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 29 Apr 2013, accepted on 22 May 2013 and first published on 22 May 2013


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC51160J
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 3031-3035
  •   Request permissions

    Synthetic small-molecule walkers at work

    D. Qu and H. Tian, Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 3031
    DOI: 10.1039/C3SC51160J

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements