The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry recognised three scientists for pioneering work towards building molecular machines. Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Fraser Stoddart developed synthetic methodologies for making mechanical bonds, including catenanes and rotaxanes. Bernard L. Feringa, using these components and light-driven double-bond isomerisation, created the first molecular motor.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Chemistry in Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- Nobel Prize winners
- Supramolecular chemistry
- Organic chemistry