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Issue 13, 2015
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A supramolecular keypad lock

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The reversible photoswitching between an anthracene derivative and its [4+4] dimer, using the template effect of the CB8 macrocycle, was demonstrated. This example of supramolecular chemistry in water was harnessed to demonstrate the operation of a keypad lock device that is driven by means of light and chemicals as inputs.

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22 Nov 2014
22 Dec 2014
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22 Dec 2014

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 2698-2701
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A supramolecular keypad lock

C. P. Carvalho, Z. Domínguez, J. P. Da Silva and U. Pischel, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 2698
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09336D

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