Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 18, 2013
Previous Article Next Article

E/Z Photochemical switches: syntheses, properties and applications

Author affiliations

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.

Graphical abstract: E/Z Photochemical switches: syntheses, properties and applications

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 01 Oct 2012, accepted on 17 Dec 2012 and first published on 18 Dec 2012


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA22363E
RSC Adv., 2013,3, 6241-6266

  •   Request permissions

    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

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements