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First published 2 September 2013

Catalytic Molecular Walkers: Aspects of Product Release

Darko Stefanovic, Milan Stojanovic, Mark Olah, Oleg Semenov


We study a model of multi-legged catalytic molecular walkers that abstract a class of recently developed synthetic molecular motors. We focus on their kinetics of release of catalytic product, delineating the influence of chemical kinetic parameters, geometric configuration, loss from surface, and bulk kinetics. We show that such walkers can achieve a uniform rate of release over long time scales, which can be exploited in applications.