Molecular switches as photocontrollable "smart" receptors
Citation:Natali, M. and Giordani, S., Molecular switches as photocontrollable "smart" receptors, Chemical Society Reviews, 41, 2012, 4010 - 4029
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This critical review focuses on the development of photochromic compounds as sensors for cations, anions, and biologically important molecules. The review commences with a brief description of photochromism and the strategies to exploit photochromic molecular switches? properties for sensing application. This is followed by a summary of photoswitchable receptors emerged to date and classified according to the photochromic structure they are based on. These include azobenzenes, fulgides, dithienylethenes, dihydroindolizines, chromenes and spiropyrans.
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
IF=26.6 This work was supported by Science Foundation Ireland (PIYRA 07/YI2/I1052).
Author: GIORDANI, SILVIA
Series/Report no:Chemical Society Reviews
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Subject (TCD):Nanoscience & Materials