Inspired by biology, chemists have created a cornucopia of molecular parts that act as switches, motors and ratchets. Now it is time to do something useful with them.
C&EN: Porous pesticide carrier also promotes plant growth17 February 2023
Metal-organic framework deploys avermectins against citrus mites.
C&EN: Chemists debate how to fuel molecular machines07 February 2023
As researchers develop efficient molecular fuels, they continue to wrestle with the fundamentals of how their machines work.
C&EN: Copolymer could keep catheters bacteria-free01 February 2023
By reducing biofilm formation and bacterial swarming, this polymer may help to avert common infections.
C&EN: Chain-link molecules form flexible networks18 January 2023
Catenated covalent organic frameworks could find use as additives or membranes.
C&EN: Electric molecular motor charges ahead11 January 2023
Oscillating voltage prompts molecular rings to trundle around a circular track.
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