Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol.136, No.8, 3219-3224, 2014
Control of Surface Wettability Using Tripodal Light-Activated Molecular Motors
Monolayers of fluorinated light-driven molecular motors were synthesized and immobilized on gold films in an altitudinal orientation via tripodal stators. In this design the fimctionalized molecular motors are not interfering and preserve their rotary function on gold. The wettability of the self-assembled monolayers can be modulated by UV irradiation.