Motor cycles: Mechanoelectrochemical loops of single-chain macromolecular motors based on individual end-grafted poly(ferrocenyldimethylsilane) are shown by AFM to have an efficiency of up to 26 %. Upon oxidation of a prestretched chain, the chain length increases and the force decreases significantly as a result of intramolecular electrostatic repulsion between oxidized ferrocene units.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie, International Edition in English|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- Atomic Force Microscopy
- single-molecule studies
- molecular motors