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Title: Artificial Molecular Machines
Author: Mcternan, Charlie
ISNI:       0000 0004 8504 1724
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2018
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Artificial Molecular Machines have been a topic of ever increasing interest in the scientific community. Since the seminal reports of interlocked molecules by Sauvage and Stoddart late in the last century these architectures have been extensively utilised to control the motion of molecular systems. As machines capable of performing ever more complex tasks are created, their potential utility likewise increases. Various systems have been reported, such as switchable catalysts, molecular walkers, synthesisers and unidirectional motors. These developments have been underpinned by an ever increasing repertoire of methods to synthesise interlocked molecules, based on various templating effects. The research presented herein describes an exploration of rotaxane synthesis, and supramolecular systems capable of performing various tasks.
Supervisor: Leigh, David ; Greaney, Michael Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Artificial Molecular Machines