Control of surface wettability using tripodal light-activated molecular motors.

Abstract

Monolayers of fluorinated light-driven molecular motors were synthesized and immobilized on gold films in an altitudinal orientation via tripodal stators. In this design the functionalized molecular motors are not interfering and preserve their rotary function on gold. The wettability of the self-assembled monolayers can be modulated by UV irradiation. 
DOI: 10.1021/ja412110t

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@article{Chen2014ControlOS, title={Control of surface wettability using tripodal light-activated molecular motors.}, author={Kuang-Yen Chen and Oleksii Ivashenko and Gregory T. Carroll and Jort Robertus and Jos C. M. Kistemaker and Gabor London and Wesley R Browne and Petra Rudolf and Ben L Feringa}, journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society}, year={2014}, volume={136 8}, pages={3219-24} }