Synthesis and Photostability of Unimolecular Submersible Nanomachines: Toward Single-Molecule Tracking in Solution

Víctor García-López, Jonathan Jeffet, Shunsuke Kuwahara, Angel A. Martí, Yuval Ebenstein, James M. Tour

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Abstract

The synthesis and photophysical properties of a series of photostable unimolecular submersible nanomachines (USNs) are reported as a first step toward the analysis of their trajectories in solution. The USNs have a light-driven rotatory motor for propulsion in solution and photostable cy5-COT fluorophores for their tracking. These cy5-COT fluorophores are found to provide an almost 2-fold increase in photostability compared to the previous USN versions and do not affect the rotation of the motor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2343-2346
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 May 2016

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