Cation-Modulated Rotary Speed in a Light-Driven Crown Ether Functionalized Molecular Motor

Ruth Dorel, Carla Miro, Yuchen Wei, Sander J. Wezenberg, Ben L. Feringa*

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Abstract

The design and synthesis of an overcrowded-alkene based molecular motor featuring a crown ether integrated in its stator structure has been accomplished. The photostationary state ratios and rotational speed of this motor can be modulated by cation coordination to the crown ether moiety, which can be reversed upon the addition of a competing chelating agent, thus achieving a dynamic control over the rotational behavior of the motor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3715-3718
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Volume20
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6-Jul-2018

Keywords

  • SINGLE STEREOGENIC CENTER
  • STRUCTURAL MODIFICATION
  • ROTATION
  • MOTION
  • ACCELERATION
  • SYSTEM
  • ROTOR

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