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Issue 10, 2018
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Molecular brakes based on the Zn(II) porphyrin dimer

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Two types of molecular brakes based on two Zn–porphyrin units interconnected by a spacer are described. Their dynamic behaviour in solution at room temperature was studied by UV-Vis spectroscopy. In the absence of an external effector, the brake undergoes free rotation, whereas in the presence of an external effector, the rotational process may be hindered. The locking/unlocking processes are shown to be reversible.

Graphical abstract: Molecular brakes based on the Zn(ii) porphyrin dimer

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The article was received on 12 Mar 2018, accepted on 06 Apr 2018 and first published on 06 Apr 2018

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ01219A
New J. Chem., 2018,42, 7816-7822

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    Molecular brakes based on the Zn(II) porphyrin dimer

    I. N. Meshkov, V. Bulach, Y. G. Gorbunova, A. Jouaiti, A. A. Sinelshchikova, N. Kyritsakas, M. S. Grigoriev, A. Yu. Tsivadze and M. W. Hosseini, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 7816
    DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ01219A

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