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Type: Journal article
Title: The foundation of a light driven molecular muscle based on stilbene and alpha-cyclodextrin
Author: Dawson, R.
Lincoln, S.
Easton, C.
Citation: Chemical Communications, 2008; Sep(34):3980-3982
Publisher: Royal Soc Chemistry
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 1359-7345
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Ryan E. Dawson, Stephen F. Lincoln and Christopher J. Easton
Abstract: The rotaxane 3(E,E) serves as the basis of a light driven molecular muscle, where reversible photoisomerisation of the stilbene units causes the cyclodextrins to move off and on the stilbene units, contracting and extending the distance between the blocking groups.
Keywords: Stilbenes; Rotaxanes; alpha-Cyclodextrins; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Molecular Structure; Muscle Contraction; Isomerism; Light; Muscle Fibers, Skeletal
RMID: 0020082751
DOI: 10.1039/b809014a
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