Host–guest chemistry

C60 takes a brake

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The concept of 'chemical friction' is explored by studying how fullerenes rotate when surrounded by a molecular box

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    Yanagisawa, M. Tashiro, K. Yamasaki, M. & Aida, T. Hosting fullerenes by dynamic bond formation with an iridium porphyrin cyclic dimer: A "chemical friction" for rotary guest motions. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 10.1021/ja0747526 (2007).

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Cantrill, S. C60 takes a brake. Nature Nanotech (2007) doi:10.1038/nnano.2007.336

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