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E/Z Photochemical switches: syntheses, properties and applications

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Abstract

Molecular switches based on E/Z photoisomerization have been used in different contexts in order to control a variety of processes in different systems, from peptide conformation control to molecular data storage devices, from catalysis to smart materials. The syntheses, properties and applications of several types of E/Z photochemical switches are presented with special attention paid to azobenzenes, overcrowded alkenes and switches based on the protonated Schiff base chromophore of rhodopsins.

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Submitted
01 Oct 2012
Accepted
17 Dec 2012
First published
18 Dec 2012

RSC Adv., 2013,3, 6241-6266
Article type
Review Article

E/Z Photochemical switches: syntheses, properties and applications

C. García-Iriepa, M. Marazzi, L. M. Frutos and D. Sampedro, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 6241
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA22363E

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