Actions of living beings at any stage of life are of general interest; molecular machines can be a replica of such activities. Stimuli guided movements and shape changes of molecules are one of the rapidly developing areas on which fundamental principles of molecular machine banks. Thus, the understanding of intriguing concepts of molecular machines is essential. Miniaturization, efficiency, stability and robustness in performing activities are some of the important points associated with molecular machines. Using molecular machines for practical purposes will further strengthen fundamentals of science and technology and also guide future market economy. Recent advent of techniques to handle materials at microscopic level has benefited the topic of molecular machines and is ready to be taken to a higher level as compared to other competing topics of science and technology. Molecular machines is a contemporary hot topic with future scope. The Nobel Prize in the year 2016 was shared by three scientists Prof. Ben Feringa, Prof. J Fraser Stoddart and Prof. Jean-Pierre Sauvage for their contribution to the topic. This book on molecular machines is aimed to cater to the need of graduate students and researchers by providing the fundamental aspects on molecular machines.
Contents: Molecular Machines:Conventional MachineMiniaturizationTerminologyBio-Inspired ConceptsEnergeticsBiological Molecular MachinesOperational Aspects of Molecular Machines:Structural EquilibrationStructural ChangesDesignRotorsBrakeBevel GearWheelTweezersGyroscopesInternal RotationsNano-CarMolecules WalkingInterlocked Systems as Molecular Machines:Interlocked Molecules, Catenanes, Rotaxanes, Thermodynamics of Interlocked SystemsShuttling MotionSwitchingKnotsMolecular Machine for Peptide SynthesisMolecular ElevatorLogic GatePhotochemically and Electrochemically Guided Molecular Machines:Photochemical SwitchingMovement of CyclodextrinKeto-Enol FormsPhoto-ReductionConformation AdjustmentsFluorescence ModulationsMolecular PedalHelical DeformationElectrochemically Driven MachinesRotations by Redox CoupleMachine Action Due to RadicalsArtificial Molecular Machine Based on DNA:DNA TweezersDNA WalkerDNA Based Molecular GearpH Dependent DNA Nano-Machine
Readership: Chemists, biochemists, glycobiologists, materials scientists, students in biochemistry and biology.
Supramolecular Chemistry;Molecular Machines;Molecular Rotors;Molecular Gyroscopes;Molecular Switches;Stimuli Responsive Molecules;Self-Assemblies;Nano-MaterialsKey Features:Presently, there is no standard textbook that discusses the underlying concepts of molecular machines in an integrated mannerAvailable costly reviews and monographs are very specialized and are directed towards specific portion of the topicThis book makes a wider mark and will emerge as a long-standing unique book with its original way of presentation and will sustain long