After a little while out of the office, what better to start the week than bring you all some fresh Research Highlights…
Ros has written about rotaxane molecules whose muscle-like contraction can be controlled by different wavelenghts of light.
And finally, Jane features some work by Ben Feringa and colleagues, who have speeded up a molecular rotary motor based on cyclopentane – it now speeds round at megahertz frequencies, thanks to a picosecond photochemical isomerisation.
As it’s the start of a new month, why not go and check what’s Astromolecule of the Month over at The Astrochymist?
Neil Withers (Associate Editor, Nature Chemistry)