Exploring molecular motors

Jos C.M. Kistemaker, Anouk S. Lubbe, Ben L. Feringa*

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The introduction of mechanical functions and controlled motion based on molecular motors and machines offers tremendous opportunities towards the design of dynamic molecular systems and responsive materials. In this brief perspective the focus is on the exploration of rotary molecular motors discussing basic principles and showing illustrative applications in functional materials. Furthermore, major challenges to bring dynamic properties to more complex molecular systems, ranging from transmission, amplification and synchronization to biocompatibility and autonomous behavior, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2900-2906
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Chemistry Frontiers
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 7-Apr-2021

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