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Issue 11, 2006
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Recent progress on nanovehicles

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Abstract

Nanovehicles are a new class of molecular machines consisting of a molecular scale chassis, axles, and wheels, that can roll across solid surfaces with structurally defined directions making them of interest to synthetic chemists, surface scientists, chemical engineers, and the general car enthusiast. In this tutorial review, following a brief introduction to the development of nanomachines, our recent progress on the nanovehicle project is presented including the design, synthesis, and testing of a series of nanocars, nanotrucks, and motorized nanocars.

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Submitted
04 Aug 2006
First published
23 Aug 2006

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2006,35, 1043-1055
Article type
Tutorial Review

Recent progress on nanovehicles

Y. Shirai, J. Morin, T. Sasaki, J. M. Guerrero and J. M. Tour, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2006, 35, 1043
DOI: 10.1039/B514700J

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