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Isoindolinone-based molecular switches

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Abstract

Switches are frequently used to provide external control over the conformation and function of organic and bio-organic molecules. While the use of bistable switches is widespread, multi-stable examples are observed relatively rarely. Reported here is a new class of molecular switch that is capable of forming three stable states of varied geometries, two of which can be induced to interconvert reversibly using either light or acid.

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Submitted
26 Aug 2012
Accepted
04 Oct 2012
First published
08 Oct 2012

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012,10, 8770-8773
Article type
Communication

Isoindolinone-based molecular switches

M. Lawson and S. Eisler, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012, 10, 8770
DOI: 10.1039/C2OB26679B

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