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Intramolecular transport of small-molecule cargo in a nanoscale device operated by light

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Abstract

An intramolecular cargo transport device, based on a light-driven molecular motor, is presented. Detailed UV-vis and 1H NMR studies demonstrate that the gripper attached to the upper half of the molecular motor is able to pick up an acetyl group from one side of the lower stator and, after a photochemical ZE isomerization, drop it on the opposite side.

Graphical abstract: Intramolecular transport of small-molecule cargo in a nanoscale device operated by light

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Submitted
18 Mar 2016
Accepted
05 Apr 2016
First published
05 Apr 2016

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 6765-6768
Article type
Communication

Intramolecular transport of small-molecule cargo in a nanoscale device operated by light

J. Chen, S. J. Wezenberg and B. L. Feringa, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 6765
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02382G

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