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Light operated molecular machines

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In future, artificial molecular machines could enable the construction of intelligent materials or perform functions inside our body. We describe the role of light for the operation of molecular machines, and show the level of sophistication reached in their development by illustrating a few significant examples reported since the millennium.

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The article was received on 13 Sep 2010, accepted on 05 Nov 2010 and first published on 06 Dec 2010

Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03829F
Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 2483-2489

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    Light operated molecular machines

    S. Silvi, M. Venturi and A. Credi, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 2483
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03829F

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