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Light-controlled ion channels formed by amphiphilic small molecules regulate ion conduction via cistrans photoisomerization

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Abstract

Light-regulated ion channel-transport across lipid bilayers was realized using structurally simple azobenzene-based amphiphilic small molecules. UV or visible irradiation triggers molecular photoisomerization, which induces structural and membrane affinity changes in self-assembled channels, thus resulting in light-regulated ion transmembrane transport.

Graphical abstract: Light-controlled ion channels formed by amphiphilic small molecules regulate ion conduction via cis–trans photoisomerization

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The article was received on 24 Jul 2013, accepted on 10 Sep 2013 and first published on 10 Sep 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45618H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 10311-10313
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    Light-controlled ion channels formed by amphiphilic small molecules regulate ion conduction via cistrans photoisomerization

    T. Liu, C. Bao, H. Wang, Y. Lin, H. Jia and L. Zhu, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 10311
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45618H

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