Redox-controlled molecular flipper based on a chiral Cu complex

Anna Company, Mireia Güell, Dana Popa, Jordi Benet-Buchholz, Teodor Parella, Xavier Fontrodona, Antoni Llobet, Miquel Solà, Xavi Ribas, Josep M. Luis, Miquel Costas

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Abstract

A molecular bipaddled flipper based on a tetradentate chiral Cu complex has been designed. The paddling motion of this unprecedented molecular-scale machine can be controlled by reversible oxidation of the metal center. Kinetic and computational (density functional theory) analyses provide a detailed picture of the flipper motion at the molecular scale, rationalize the switching role of the metal-ion oxidation state, and pose the basis for the fine-tuning of the dynamic motion of this new class of molecular-scale devices. © 2006 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9643-9645
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume45
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2006

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