A small molecule that walks non-directionally along a track without external intervention

Campaña, A. G., Carlone, A., Chen, K., Dryden, D. T. F., Leigh, D. A., Lewandowska, U., & Mullen, Kathleen (2012) A small molecule that walks non-directionally along a track without external intervention. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 51(22), pp. 5480-5483.

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Charge of the light brigade: A molecule is able to walk back and forth upon a five-foothold pentaethylenimine track without external intervention. The 1D random walk is highly processive (mean step number 530) and exchange takes place between adjacent amine groups in a stepwise fashion. The walker performs a simple task whilst walking: quenching of the fluorescence of an anthracene group sited at one end of the track. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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ID Code: 50975
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: anthracene, fluorescence quenching, Michael addition, molecular devices, molecular walkers
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201200822
ISSN: 1433-7851
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Wiley - VCH
Deposited On: 20 Jun 2012 00:53
Last Modified: 23 May 2014 01:35

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