Stimuli-responsive Molecular Springs Based on Single- and Multi-stranded Helical Structures
Naoki Ousaka and Eiji Yashima
Chemistry Letters, 2021, Volume 50, Issue 2
A wide variety of synthetic molecular machines has been designed and synthesized to construct nanometer-scale assemblies whose molecular motions can be precisely controlled by external stimuli. A helical structure is one of the most intriguing structural motifs to realize such molecular machines, because of its unique spring-like shape that enables reversible extension and contraction motions. This short review highlights the recent progress in the synthesis, structures, and functions of synthetic molecular springs based on single- and multi-stranded helical structures.
This review highlights the recent progress in synthesis, structures, and functions of stimuli-responsive synthetic molecular springs based on single- and multi-stranded helical structures.
Circular dichroism, molecular machines, helical structure