Redox-Stimulated Motion and Bistability in Metal Complexes and Organometallic Compounds
2013 (English)In: Antioxidants and Redox Signaling, ISSN 1523-0864, E-ISSN 1557-7716, Vol. 19, no 15, 1803-1814 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Significance: Control over reversible changes to molecular structure forms the basis for artificial molecular machines that could eventually lead to the development of molecule-based nanotechnology. Recent Advances: Particular applications in information storage and processing could emerge where the structural rearrangements give rise to bistability and molecular hysteresis effects. Critical Issues: Oxidation-state-dependent coordination and bonding preferences in transition metal complexes and organometallic compounds provide a versatile approach to the control of molecular motions by redox input, but so far, few structural motifs have been applied in redox-actuated molecular machines. Future Directions: Further progress toward molecule-based nanoscale devices might be accomplished with molecular components derived from a wider range of structural themes and forms of molecular motion. Examples of redox-stimulated rearrangements in metal complexes and organometallic compounds are described that have been employed in molecular machines or could be considered for the design of new functional molecules.
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2013. Vol. 19, no 15, 1803-1814 p.
Endocrinology and Diabetes Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-228378DOI: 10.1089/ars.2012.5054ISI: 000336522700005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-228378DiVA: diva2:733815