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SIMMA Synthesis of Advanced Molecular Machinnery

Dr. Emilio Pérez

SIMMA Synthesis of Advanced Molecular Machinnery
    Funding : Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. CTQ2011-25714.
    Duration: 2012 - 2014
    36 months

We intend to investigate the possibility of synthesizing “molecular swimmers” molecules capable of moving directionally faster than diffusion. To do that, we have designed a series of designs based on the three linked spheres model, extensively investigated from the theoretical point of view. This system can be adapted to synthetically accessible targets based on lasso-type interlocked molecules. A second part of the project is dedicated to the synthesis of molecular machinery based on single wall carbon nanotubes.In particular we plan to synthesize rotaxanes based on SWNTs.