Dynamic control of chiral space in a catalytic asymmetric reaction using a molecular motor.

@article{Wang2011DynamicCO,
  title={Dynamic control of chiral space in a catalytic asymmetric reaction using a molecular motor.},
  author={Jiaobing Wang and Ben L Feringa},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={331 6023},
  pages={1429-32}
}
Enzymes and synthetic chiral catalysts have found widespread application to produce single enantiomers, but in situ switching of the chiral preference of a catalytic system is very difficult to achieve. Here, we report on a light-driven molecular motor with integrated catalytic functions in which the stepwise change in configuration during a 360… CONTINUE READING