Chiral ferrocenes as novel rotary modules for molecular machines

Kazushi Kinbara, Takahiro Muraoka, Takuzo Aida

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Ferrocene, a double-decker organometallic compound that generates angular motion, can be used as a unique rotary module for molecular machines. By interlocking a ferrocene-based rotary module with a photochromic unit, we have developed novel molecular machines that operate via power-conversion mechanisms. This design strategy, which mimics real machines in our daily life, allows for remote control of molecular events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1871-1876
Number of pages6
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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