Molecular Rotors Built in Porous Materials.

  title={Molecular Rotors Built in Porous Materials.},
  author={Angiolina Comotti and Silvia Bracco and Piero Sozzani},
  journal={Accounts of chemical research},
  volume={49 9},
Molecules and materials can show dynamic structures in which the dominant mechanism is rotary motion. The single mobile elements are defined as "molecular rotors" and exhibit special properties (compared with their static counterparts), being able in perspective to greatly modulate the dielectric response and form the basis for molecular motors that are designed with the idea of making molecules perform a useful mechanical function. The construction of ordered rotary elements into a solid is a… CONTINUE READING