Intermolecular coupling of motion under photochemical control

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(Figure Presented) An interesting twist: A system in which controlled motion in one part of the molecule is transmitted as rotary motion in a bound guest molecule represents a significant advance toward artificial molecular machines. Light initiates a scissoring motion in the host molecule, a ferrocene unit attached to an azobenzene handle (red) and to two Zn porphyrin units (red squares), which twists the bidentate guest compound (blue part).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5249-5251
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number32
StatePublished - Aug 4 2006


  • Chirality
  • Molecular devices
  • Photochromism
  • Supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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