Chiral hydrogen bond environment providing unidirectional rotation in photoactive molecular motors

  1. García-Iriepa, C. 12
  2. Marazzi, M. 2
  3. Zapata, F. 2
  4. Valentini, A. 2
  5. Sampedro, D. 1
  6. Frutos, L.M. 2
  1. 1 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España


  2. 2 Universidad de Alcalá

    Universidad de Alcalá

    Alcalá de Henares, España


Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

ISSN: 1948-7185

Year of publication: 2013

Volume: 4

Issue: 9

Pages: 1389-1396

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1021/JZ302152V SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84877153713 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2013
  • Journal Impact Factor: 6.687
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 6.228
  • Article influence score: 2.257
  • Best Quartile: Q1
  • Area: CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 19/136 (Ranking edition: SCIE)
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  • Year 2013
  • SJR Journal Impact: 3.529
  • Best Quartile: Q1
  • Area: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Quartile: - Rank in area: 6/172
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  • Year 2013
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 11.4
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Generation of a chiral hydrogen bond environment in efficient molecular photoswitches is proposed as a novel strategy for the design of photoactive molecular motors. Here, the following strategy is used to design a retinal-based motor presenting singular properties: (i) a single excitation wavelength is needed to complete the unidirectional rotation process (360); (ii) the absence of any thermal step permits the process to take place at low temperatures; and (iii) the ultrafast process permits high rotational frequencies. © 2013 American Chemical Society.