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Issue 1, 2010
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Smart molecules at work—mimicking advanced logic operations

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Molecular logic is an interdisciplinary research field, which has captured worldwide interest. This tutorial review gives a brief introduction into molecular logic and Boolean algebra. This serves as the basis for a discussion of the state-of-the-art and future challenges in the field. Representative examples from the most recent literature including adders/subtractors, multiplexers/demultiplexers, encoders/decoders, and sequential logic devices (keypad locks) are highlighted. Other horizons, such as the utility of molecular logic in bio-related applications, are discussed as well.

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The article was received on 03 Aug 2009 and first published on 16 Oct 2009

Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B820280J
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010,39, 174-188

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    Smart molecules at work—mimicking advanced logic operations

    J. Andréasson and U. Pischel, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010, 39, 174
    DOI: 10.1039/B820280J

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