Chapter 6.5. Artificial Molecular Rotary Motors Based on Rotaxanes

  1. Professor Dr. Carsten Schmuck2 and
  2. Professor Dr. Helma Wennemers3
  1. Thorsten Felder and
  2. Christoph A. Schalley

Published Online: 27 MAY 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603727.ch6e

Highlights in Bioorganic Chemistry: Methods and Applications

Highlights in Bioorganic Chemistry: Methods and Applications

How to Cite

Felder, T. and Schalley, C. A. (2004) Artificial Molecular Rotary Motors Based on Rotaxanes, in Highlights in Bioorganic Chemistry: Methods and Applications (eds C. Schmuck and H. Wennemers), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603727.ch6e

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany

  2. 3

    Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, St. Johanns Ring 19, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Kekulé-Institut für Organische Chemie und Biochemie der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Gerhard-Domagk-Strasse 1, 53121 Bonn, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2005
  2. Published Print: 14 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527306565

Online ISBN: 9783527603725

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Keywords:

  • methodology;
  • bioengineering and bioinspired assemblies;
  • artificial molecular rotary motors

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

    • “Molecular Machines” — Reality or Just a Fashionable Term?

    • Tracing Back ATP Synthesis in Living Cells

    • Rotaxanes as Artificial Analogs to Molecular Motors?

    • Rotaxane Synthesis via Template Effects

    • How to Achieve Unidirectional Rotation in Artificial Molecular Motors?

    • The Fuel for Driving the Motor: Light, Electrons, and Chemical Energy

    • Conclusions

    • References