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Molecular Devices and Machines: Concepts and Perspectives for the Nanoworld
Preface GENERAL CONCEPTS Introduction Processing Energy and Signals by Molecular and Supramolecular Systems DEVICES FOR PROCESSING ELECTRONS AND ELECTRONIC ENERGY Fundamental Principles ofExpand
Luminescent and Redox-Active Polynuclear Transition Metal Complexes.
This review considers only polynuclear transition metal complexes that can be defined as supramolecular species and that are reported to exhibit luminescence and redox properties, and reviews several interesting systems such as polymer-appended metal. Expand
Molecular devices and machines
It was on 29 December 1959 that Richard Feynman first proposed the idea of using atoms to build nano-scale devices and machines. Speaking at a meeting of the American Physical Society at theExpand
Artificial molecular-level machines: which energy to make them work?
A number of elementary functions performed by molecular-level machines are illustrated, and more complex ones are foreseen. Expand
Acid−Base Controllable Molecular Shuttles†
Two novel [2]rotaxanes, comprised of a dibenzo[24]crown-8 (DB24C8) macroring bound mechanically to a chemical “dumbbell” possessing two different recognition sitesviz., secondary dialkylammoniumExpand
Fluorous Chemistry
The sizes and structures of fluorous molecules are analyzed, particularly with respect to the helical conformations of perfluoroalkyl segments and their phase separation in crystal lattices. BasicExpand
Photochemical conversion of solar energy.
The "grand challenge" for chemists is to find a convenient means for artificial conversion of solar energy into fuels, if chemists succeed to create an artificial photosynthetic process, as the Italian scientist Giacomo Ciamician forecast almost one hundred years ago. Expand
Autonomous artificial nanomotor powered by sunlight
The investigated system is a unique example of an artificial linear nanomotor that behaves as an autonomous linear motor and operates with a quantum efficiency up to ≈12% and works in mild environmental conditions. Expand
A Chemically and Electrochemically Switchable [2]Catenane Incorporating a Tetrathiafulvalene Unit.
A mechanical switch in a [2]catenane, made up of a cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) tetracation interlocked with a macrocyclic polyether containing a redox-active tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) unit and aExpand
Amphiphilic Bistable Rotaxanes
Two molecular shuttles/ switches-a slow one and a fast one- in the shape of amphiphilic, bistable [2]rotaxanes have been synthesized and characterized. Both [2]rotaxanes contain a hydrophobic,Expand