A catalytically driven organometallic molecular motor

Ryan A. Pavlick, Krishna K. Dey, Andrew Sirjoosingh, Alan Benesi, Ayusman Sen

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We have observed by NMR spectroscopy that the diffusive movement of a ruthenium-based Grubbs' catalyst increases during ring-closing metathesis as a function of the substrate concentration. This is one of the smallest single molecule motors to exhibit catalytically driven motion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1301-1304
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 21 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)


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