The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir Fraser Stoddart, and Ben Feringa. Read all about it: http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/web/2016/10/Molecular-machines-garner-2016-Nobel-Prize-in-Chemistry.html
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In this episode of Speaking of Chemistry, we look at how three molecular machinists earned this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Apologies to our international posse: All times referenced in this video are based on us being in the Eastern Time Zone.
For more information on the prize check out:
1.)C&EN’s coverage: http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/web/2016/10/Molecular-machines-garner-2016-Nobel-Prize-in-Chemistry.html
2.)Nobelprize.org’s announcement: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2016/press.html
Videos of the 4-wheeled molecule were used with permission from Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Kudernac, T. et al. 2011, Nature 479, 208–211 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature10587
Want even more molecular-mechanical goodness? You are in luck, my friend. Here are some more great references.
Rethinking Molecular Machines | C&EN
Nanomachinery Gets A Lift | C&EN
Nanocar Research Rolling Along | C&EN
A Nanocar With Four-Wheel Drive | C&EN
Molecular Pump Mimics Natural Carrier Proteins | C&EN
Transition Metal-Containing Rotaxanes and Catenanes in Motion | Accounts of Chemical Research
A molecular shuttle | JACS
Light-driven monodirectional molecular rotor | Nature
A Rotaxane with Two Porphyrinic Plates Acting as an Adaptable Receptor | JACS
A Three-Compartment Chemically-Driven Molecular Information Ratchet | JACS
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