A Chemically Driven Rotary Molecular Motor Based on Reversible Lactone Formation with Perfect Unidirectionality

Yu Zhang, Zhe Chang, Heng Zhao, Stefano Crespi, Ben L. Feringa*, Depeng Zhao

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Abstract

A chemically driven molecular motor has been designed, which proceeds through stepwise movements fueled by chemical energy and undergoes full 360° unidirectional rotation. A record, nearly 100% unidirectionality is realized during the whole rotary process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2420-2429
Number of pages10
JournalChem
Volume6
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10-Sep-2020

Keywords

  • biaryl
  • chemical energy
  • chirality
  • dynamic covalent bond
  • isomerization
  • lactone
  • molecular motor
  • out-of-equilibrium
  • SDG9: Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
  • system chemistry
  • unidirectional rotation

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