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Molecular Machines and Motors

  • Jean-Pierre Sauvage
  • V. Amendola
  • R. Ballardini
  • V. Balzani
  • A. Credi
  • L. Fabbrizzi
  • M. T. Gandolfi
  • J. K. Gimzewski
  • M. Gómez-Kaifer
  • C. Joachim
  • A. E. Kaifer
  • E. Katz
  • T. R. Kelly
  • J. Liu
  • C. Mangano
  • P. Pallavicini
  • A. R. Pease
  • L. Raehm
  • M. Sano
  • J. -P. Sauvage
  • J. P. Sestelo
  • A. N. Shipway
  • J. -F. Stoddart
  • M. Venturi
  • I. Willner

Part of the Structure and Bonding book series (STRUCTURE, volume 99)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Christian Joachim, James Kazimiez Gimzewski
    Pages 1-18
  3. T. Ross Kelly, José Pérez Sestelo
    Pages 19-53
  4. Valeria Amendola, Luigi Fabbrizzi, Carlo Mangano, Piersandro Pallavicini
    Pages 79-115
  5. Jian Liu, Marielle Gómez-Kaifer, Angel E. Kaifer
    Pages 141-162
  6. Reberto Ballardini, Vincenzo Balzani, Alberto Credi, Maria Teresa Gandolfi, Margherita Venturi
    Pages 163-188
  7. Anthony R. Pease, J. Fraser Stoddart
    Pages 189-236
  8. Andrew N. Shipway, Eugenii Katz, Itamar Willner
    Pages 237-281
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 283-302

About this book

Introduction

The field of molecules in motion, for which movements and shape changes are triggered and controlled from outside, has been indisputably one of the most rapidly developing areas of the last decade. Clearly, molecular chemists in general are able to elaborate more and more complex species, as beautifully demonstrated by the synthesis of amazingly complicated natural products. For instance, the total synthesis of compounds such as taxol and brevetoxin B represents a formidable tour de force, as does that of many other recent examples. However, most of the time, once the compound has been made, the target has been reached. The synthesis of molecules for which given functions are to be expected and explored once sufficient amounts of the compounds are available, requires the interaction of several fields. The multidisciplinary aspect, involving various methodologies from synthesis to electro and photochemistry, from surface science to spectroscopy and magnetic properties, allows the design and elaboration of molecular objects displaying new functions. Amongst the new functions that chemists want to introduce into their systems, motion is particularly important. In addition, a geometrical change will generally be accompanied by a modification of one or more properties (colour, lumines cence, catalytic properties, etc...) which could be used as a testimony to the motion and also be of practical interest for future applications.

Keywords

Anorganische Chemie Coordination Chemistry Electron-Transfer-Process Elektron-Transfer-Prozeß Inorganic Chemistry Koordinationschemie Macrocyclic Chemistry Makrozyklische Chemie Material Science Materialwissenschaft molecule nanoparticle particles

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Sauvage
    • 1
  • V. Amendola
  • R. Ballardini
  • V. Balzani
  • A. Credi
  • L. Fabbrizzi
  • M. T. Gandolfi
  • J. K. Gimzewski
  • M. Gómez-Kaifer
  • C. Joachim
  • A. E. Kaifer
  • E. Katz
  • T. R. Kelly
  • J. Liu
  • C. Mangano
  • P. Pallavicini
  • A. R. Pease
  • L. Raehm
  • M. Sano
  • J. -P. Sauvage
  • J. P. Sestelo
  • A. N. Shipway
  • J. -F. Stoddart
  • M. Venturi
  • I. Willner
  1. 1.Faculté de Chimie Laboratoire de Chimie Organo-MinéaleUniversité Louis PasteurFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-44421-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41382-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44421-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-5993
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