Molecular machines, particularly their 2-D and 3-D assemblies, are unique systems with huge potential in nanoelectronics. Here we would like to investigate a new approach towards regular 2-D arrays of molecular machines that is based on formation of host-guest complexes between properly designed guest molecules and cucurbit[n]urils (CBs). These rod-like guest molecules will carry functional unit on one of its termini and anchoring unit capable of interacting with CBs on the opposite one. The distribution of such supramolecular complexes on flat metallic surfaces should be dictated by packing and interactions between CBs and corresponding substrates. The aim of this complex project is comprised of designing a new class of (ideally light-triggered) molecular machines based on various switches or motors, synthesizing such complex systems, formation of supramolecular assemblies using a host-guest approach, and their subsequent studies both in solution and on various surfaces. Not surprisingly, this research covers several areas of chemistry, from organic, supramolecular, analytical, and physical to material.
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