The Art of Building Small: From Molecular Switches to Motors (Nobel Lecture)

Ben L. Feringa*

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Abstract

A journey into the nano-world: The ability to design, use and control motor-like functions at the molecular level sets the stage for numerous dynamic molecular systems. In his Nobel Lecture, B. L. Feringa describes the evolution of the field of molecular motors and explains how to program and control molecules by incorporating responsive and adaptive properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11059-11078
Number of pages19
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume56
Issue number37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4-Sep-2017

Keywords

  • molecular motors
  • molecular switches
  • nanocars
  • photopharmacology
  • UNIQUE CHIRAL OLEFINS
  • SINGLE STEREOGENIC CENTER
  • UNIDIRECTIONAL ROTATION
  • DYNAMIC CONTROL
  • AUTONOMOUS MOVEMENT
  • ROTARY MOTION
  • ABSOLUTE STEREOCHEMISTRY
  • STRUCTURAL MODIFICATION
  • ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY
  • OVERCROWDED ALKENES

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