Rise of the machines

the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Part I

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-18
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry in Australia
Issue numberFebruary
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Nobel Prize winners
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Organic chemistry

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