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A light controlled cavitand wall regulates guest binding

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Abstract

Here we report a cavitand with a photochemical switch as one of the container walls. The azo-arene switch undergoes photoisomerization when subjected to UV light producing a self-fulfilled cavitand. This process is thermally and photochemically reversible. The reported cavitand binds small molecules and these guests can be ejected from the cavitand through this photochemical process.

Graphical abstract: A light controlled cavitand wall regulates guest binding

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The article was received on 14 Sep 2010, accepted on 10 Nov 2010 and first published on 29 Nov 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03865B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 656-658
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    A light controlled cavitand wall regulates guest binding

    O. B. Berryman, A. C. Sather and J. Rebek Jr., Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 656
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03865B

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