FMS Research Center

Congratulations to our colleagues from Groningen for their great work published in Nature Nanotechnology!

After the nano-mill and the nano-car, welcome to the newborn: the moto-MOF!

In this publication, Wojchiech Danowski and co-workers demonstrate molecular motors organized in crystalline metal–organic frameworks (MOFs). Light-driven unidirectional rotation of the motor units is retained in the MOF framework and the motors can operate in the solid state with similar rotary speed (rate of thermal helix inversion) to that in solution. These ‘moto-MOFs’ could in the future be used to control dynamic function in crystalline materials.

If you want to know more, it is here.