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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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The article was received on 22 Nov 2014, accepted on 22 Dec 2014 and first published on 22 Dec 2014

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09336D
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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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