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ACS Webinar: Artificial Molecular Machines

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Featuring Sir Fraser Stoddart, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University and H.N. Cheng, ACS President

What You Will Learn:

  • How mechanically interlocked molecules (MIMs) are easily made and how they can be used inn the construction of artificial molecular machines (AMMs)
  • How AMMs operate under kinetic control using energy ratchets in a manner similar to that employed by our many biomotors and are at odds with how machines operate in the macroscopic world: the difference could not be more stark!
  • How redox and acid-base chemistry can be used to load and unload precisely a set of cargoes between a solution phase and solid-state supports
  • How metal-organic framework nanosheets and nanoparticles function like extended platforms, in addition to acting as coordinative organizers for arrays of artificial molecular pumps constructed of half dumbbells which can be threaded using pumping cassettes by multiple rings, one ring at a time and then all released at once on command
  • How, in addition to physisorption and chemisorption, a new concept – namely mechanisorption – is about to enter the lexicon of chemistry

Co-produced with: ACS Committee on Science

The “Frontier Fridays” Webinar Series are organized by ACS President H.N. Cheng, Michael Morello (Division Representative, ACS Committee on Science) Retired formerly PepsiCo R&D, Young-Shin Jun of Washington University in St. Louis, and Martin G. Kociolek (Chair of the ACS Committee on Science) of Penn State Behrend.


June 25
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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