Surface Inclusion of Unidirectional Molecular Motors in Hexagonal Tris(o-phenylene)cyclotriphosphazene

Jiri Kaleta, Jiawen Chen, Guillaume Bastien, Martin Dracinsky, Milan Masat, Charles T. Rogers, Ben L. Feringa, Josef Michl

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Abstract

A new unidirectional light-driven molecular motor suitable for host guest surface inclusion complexes with tris(o-phenylene)cyclotriphosphazene (TPP) was synthesized. The motor molecules formed regular two-dimensional trigonal arrays covering the large facets of disc-shaped TPP nanocrystals. Photochemical and thermal isomerization studies demonstrated that the light driven rotation of the anchored motors is similar to that observed in solution and is not compromised neither by either the surface confinement or the density of surface coverage (.50 vs 100%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10486-10498
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume139
Issue number30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2-Aug-2017

Keywords

  • SOLID-STATE
  • STRUCTURAL MODIFICATION
  • AROMATIC NANOCHANNELS
  • ROTARY MOTION
  • DRIVEN
  • ROTORS
  • LIGHT
  • MACHINES
  • DYNAMICS
  • ARRAYS

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