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Issue 10, 2003
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Newer optical-based molecular devices from older coordination chemistry

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Abstract

This short review illustrates how the wealth of receptors and ligands available within coordination/supramolecular chemistry can serve as a launch-pad for producing information-handling optical-based molecular devices of various kinds: sensors, assay reagents, logic gates and even small-scale number processors. Such a diverse range of information-handlers allows the addressing of problems in different areas from a common viewpoint. The common viewpoint is strengthened further when we find that the design principles are quite small in number.

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The article was received on 16 Dec 2002, accepted on 06 Feb 2003 and first published on 23 Apr 2003


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B212447P
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2003, 1902-1913
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    Newer optical-based molecular devices from older coordination chemistry

    A. P. de Silva, B. McCaughan, B. O. F. McKinney and M. Querol, Dalton Trans., 2003, 1902
    DOI: 10.1039/B212447P

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