Artificial molecular machines: Two steps uphill

Journal name:
Nature Nanotechnology
Volume:
10,
Pages:
488–489
Year published:
DOI:
doi:10.1038/nnano.2015.116
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An axle-shaped molecule pumps charged rings from solution into an alkyl collection unit, a mechanism that, in two repetitive cycles, takes the system increasingly further from equilibrium.

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  1. Steve Goldup is in the Department of Chemistry, University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire SO17 1BJ, UK

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