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Ion-mediated conformational switches

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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
First published
21 Nov 2014

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All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 1630-1639
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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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