Photoactivated directionally controlled transit of a non-symmetric molecular axle through a macrocycle.

Abstract

The control of motion on the molecular scale is of fundamental importance for living organisms, and one of the most fascinating challenges in nanoscience. Artificial molecular machines have been realized on the laboratory scale, and utilization of such systems to construct responsive materials and surfaces, control catalytic processes, and develop test… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201200555

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