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Molecules 2018, 23(3), 612; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23030612

From the Synthesis of Nanovehicles to Participation in the First Nanocar Race—View from the French Team

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CEMES, Université de Toulouse, CNRS, 31055 Toulouse, France
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Graduate School of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Takayama 8916-5, Ikoma, Nara, Japan
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Received: 29 January 2018 / Revised: 26 February 2018 / Accepted: 28 February 2018 / Published: 8 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Interlocked Molecules, Molecular Machines, Motors and Muscles)
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This review article presents our accomplished work on the synthesis of molecular triptycene wheels and their introduction into nanovehicles such as wheelbarrows and nanocars, equipped with two and four wheels, respectively. The architecture of nanovehicles is based on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which provide a potential cargo zone. Our strategy allowed us to obtain planar or curved nanocars, exhibiting different mobilities on metallic surfaces. Our curved nanocar participated in the first nanocar race organized in Toulouse (France) on 28 and 29 April 2017. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanowheel; wheelbarrow; nanocar; polyaromatic hydrocarbon; triptycene; subphthalocyanine; single molecule; STM; nanocar race nanowheel; wheelbarrow; nanocar; polyaromatic hydrocarbon; triptycene; subphthalocyanine; single molecule; STM; nanocar race
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Jacquot de Rouville, H.-P.; Kammerer, C.; Rapenne, G. From the Synthesis of Nanovehicles to Participation in the First Nanocar Race—View from the French Team. Molecules 2018, 23, 612.

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