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Synthetic small-molecule walkers at work

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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.

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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
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    Synthetic small-molecule walkers at work

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

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