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Molecular Devices: Molecular Machinery

Supramolecular Devices

  1. Mingming Zhang,
  2. Kelong Zhu,
  3. Feihe Huang

Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661345.smc092

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

How to Cite

Zhang, M., Zhu, K. and Huang, F. 2012. Molecular Devices: Molecular Machinery. Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials. .

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  1. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

Abstract

According to the driving forces, molecular machines can be easily divided into chemically driven molecular machines, electrochemically driven molecular machines, photo-driven molecular machines and molecular machines driven by combination of two or more of them. In this chapter, we will demonstrate these four types of molecular machines in detail.

Keywords:

  • molecular machines;
  • rotaxanes;
  • catenanes;
  • pseudorotaxanes;
  • threaded structures