Towards dynamic control of wettability by using functionalized altitudinal molecular motors on solid surfaces.

  title={Towards dynamic control of wettability by using functionalized altitudinal molecular motors on solid surfaces.},
  author={G{\'a}bor London and Kuang-Yen Chen and Gregory T. Carroll and Ben L. Feringa},
  volume={19 32},
We report the synthesis of altitudinal molecular motors that contain functional groups in their rotor part. In an approach to achieve dynamic control over the properties of solid surfaces, a hydrophobic perfluorobutyl chain and a relatively hydrophilic cyano group were introduced to the rotor part of the motors. Molecular motors were attached to quartz surfaces by using interfacial 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions. To test the effect of the functional groups on the rotary motion, photochemical and… 

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