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Issue 50, 2017
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Hydrazone switches and things in between

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This feature article surveys the various ways by which a structurally simple hydrazone can be used in accessing different functional materials, mainly photo/chemically activated switches, fluorophores and sensors. The modularity of this functional group enabled us to develop new switching mechanisms, pathways, cascades and loops, while addressing challenges in the field, such as waste accumulation, how to control cross-talk between different types of switches, developing photochromic compounds with benign activation wavelengths, among others. All of these advances are expected to play, in one permutation or another, an important role in the coming decades in the field of molecular switches and machines.

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The article was received on 13 Apr 2017, accepted on 16 May 2017 and first published on 25 May 2017

Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02879B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 6674-6684

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    Hydrazone switches and things in between

    I. Aprahamian, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 6674
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02879B

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