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High-speed network of nanoswitches for on/off control of catalysis

Abstract

NetState I of the communication-catalysis protocol is defined by a 1:1 mixture of the nanoswitches [Cu(1)]+ and 2. Upon one-electron oxidation at the ferrocenyl unit of switch [Cu(1)]+, copper(I) ions are released that after translocation toggle nanoswitch 2 → [Cu(2)]+ (NetState II) within 4 min. NetState I was fully reset within 1 min by reduction of 1+1. Running this redox-triggered switching protocol in presence of 4-nitrobenzaldehyde, diethyl malonate and piperidine (catalyst) allows toggling of a catalyzed Knoevenagel addition from ON to OFF and back to ON.

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The article was received on 12 Dec 2017, accepted on 08 Jan 2018 and first published on 09 Jan 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT04695B
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    High-speed network of nanoswitches for on/off control of catalysis

    S. Gaikwad, S. Pramanik, S. De and M. Schmittel, Dalton Trans., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7DT04695B

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