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Molecular brakes based on the Zn(ii) porphyrin dimer

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Abstract

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.

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Submitted
12 Mar 2018
Accepted
06 Apr 2018
First published
06 Apr 2018

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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