Amphidynamic Crystals Key to Artificial Molecular Machines

Indranil Roy, J. Fraser Stoddart*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Amphidynamic crystals have close links to molecular machines, which have considerable potential for developing smart materials. A recently published article in Matter (Colin-Molina et al.) reports an amphidynamic supramolecular rotor that displays a remarkable thermosalient effect when undergoing a phase transition, concomitant with a substantial structural reconfiguration resulting in crystal motility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)627-629
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Chemistry
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 2019


  • amphidynamic crystals
  • artificial molecular machines
  • jumping crystals
  • thermosalient effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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