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Issue 6, 2012
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Chemical sensing with shapeshifting organic molecules

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A shapeshifting organic molecule dynamically adjusts its equilibrium population of discrete structural isomers in response to an analyte. By incorporating a single 13C-label into the bullvalene core, these changes can be read by a single 13C NMR experiment. The shapeshifting nature and 13C nucleus together act as a reporting element that generates a reproducible pattern from small changes in the chemical shifts and intensities of the carbon peaks.

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The article was received on 25 Feb 2012, accepted on 13 Mar 2012 and first published on 15 Mar 2012

Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC20238G
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2012,3, 1825-1828
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    Chemical sensing with shapeshifting organic molecules

    K. K. Larson, M. He, J. F. Teichert, A. Naganawa and J. W. Bode, Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 1825
    DOI: 10.1039/C2SC20238G

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