A bevel-gear-shaped rotor bearing a double-decker porphyrin complex

Soichiro Ogi, Tomohiro Ikeda, Rie Wakabayashi, Seiji Shinkai, Masayuki Takeuchi

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Abstract

Supramolecular rotor: The interlocking of two porphyrin-based molecular rotors into a bevel-gear-shaped structure is demonstrated (see figure). The mechanical interactions between the teeth of the two porphyrin rotors enabled them to mesh and rotate with almost identical activation energies. Switching the rotational activities of one rotor by using chemical stimulation induced a change in the cooperative rotational motions of both rotors. (Figure Presented)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8285-8290
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume16
Issue number28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 26 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

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