The extension of the concept of a machine to the molecular level is one of the most important advances in the field of chemistry in the last 20 years. A wealth of novel systems have been designed, synthesized, and operated, showing that the molecule-by-molecule bottom-up approach opens virtually unlimited possibilities concerning construction of artificial molecular-level machines. This new frontier of science, which gives a new meaning to the term chemical engineering, is of interest not only for basic research, but also for the development of nanotechnology. Furthermore, it can give invaluable contributions to better understanding the molecular-level aspects of the extremely complicated machines that are responsible for the biological processes.

Molecular Machines Based on Rotaxanes and Catenanes

BALZANI, VINCENZO;CREDI, ALBERTO;VENTURI, MARGHERITA
2011

Abstract

The extension of the concept of a machine to the molecular level is one of the most important advances in the field of chemistry in the last 20 years. A wealth of novel systems have been designed, synthesized, and operated, showing that the molecule-by-molecule bottom-up approach opens virtually unlimited possibilities concerning construction of artificial molecular-level machines. This new frontier of science, which gives a new meaning to the term chemical engineering, is of interest not only for basic research, but also for the development of nanotechnology. Furthermore, it can give invaluable contributions to better understanding the molecular-level aspects of the extremely complicated machines that are responsible for the biological processes.
From Non-Covalent Assemblies to Molecular Machines
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V. Balzani; A. Credi; M. Venturi
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