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Kinetic characterization of spiropyrans in aqueous media

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Abstract

Detailed kinetic investigations of the most common photoswitchable spiropyran, 6-nitro-BIPS, reveal that hydrolytic decomposition of its merocyanine isomer limits its utility in aqueous buffer; however, simple replacement of the 6-nitro substituent with an 8-carboxylate yields a BIPS photoswitch that is potentially better suited for biological applications.

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The article was received on 14 Oct 2008, accepted on 18 Nov 2008 and first published on 08 Dec 2008


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B818050D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2009, 287-288
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    Kinetic characterization of spiropyrans in aqueous media

    T. Stafforst and D. Hilvert, Chem. Commun., 2009, 287
    DOI: 10.1039/B818050D

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