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Issue 9, 2019
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Photochromic rotaxanes and pseudorotaxanes

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Among stimulus-responsive molecular ring-on-thread rotaxanes and pseudorotaxanes, variants incorporating photochromic sub-units are attracting considerable attention as their properties and structure can be remotely and precisely controlled, additionally without producing chemical waste. The focus herein is on photoswitching-driven assembly/disassembly and modulation of properties resulting from light-activated isomerization or changes in electronic properties.

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29 Jan 2019
18 Mar 2019
First published
19 Mar 2019

Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019,18, 2102-2111
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Photochromic rotaxanes and pseudorotaxanes

S. Yu, N. D. McClenaghan and J. Pozzo, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 2102
DOI: 10.1039/C9PP00057G

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