Inside Back Cover: A Small Molecule that Walks Non-Directionally Along a Track Without External Intervention (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 22/2012)

Authors

  • Dr. Araceli G. Campaña,

    1. School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, The King's Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3 JJ (UK)
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  • Dr. Armando Carlone,

    1. School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, The King's Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3 JJ (UK)
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  • Dr. Kai Chen,

    1. School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, The King's Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3 JJ (UK)
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  • Dr. David T. F. Dryden,

    1. School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, The King's Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3 JJ (UK)
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  • Prof. David A. Leigh,

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, The King's Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3 JJ (UK)
    2. School of Chemistry, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL (UK) http://www.catenane.net
    • School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, The King's Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3 JJ (UK)
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  • Urszula Lewandowska,

    1. School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, The King's Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3 JJ (UK)
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  • Dr. Kathleen M. Mullen

    1. School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, The King's Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3 JJ (UK)
    2. Current address: Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, 4001 (Australia)
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Abstract

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Walking along a track is no problem for a small molecule, as described by D. A. Leigh et al. in their Communication on page 5480 ff. The synthetic small molecule walks through successive Michael/retro-Michael reactions and ultimately performs a task, namely quenching the fluorescence of an anthracene group at one end of the track.

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