Issue 3, 2015

Ion-mediated conformational switches


Molecular switches are ubiquitous in Nature and provide the basis of many forms of transport and signalling. Single synthetic molecules that change conformation, and thus function, reversibly in a stimulus-dependent manner are of great interest not only to chemists but society in general; myriad applications exist in storage, display, sensing and medicine. Here we describe recent developments in the area of ion-mediated switching.

Graphical abstract: Ion-mediated conformational switches

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14 Nov 2014
19 Nov 2014
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21 Nov 2014
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Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 1630-1639

Ion-mediated conformational switches

P. C. Knipe, S. Thompson and A. D. Hamilton, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 1630 DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03525A

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