Chiroptical molecular switches

B.L. Feringa, N.P.M. Huck, A.M Schoevaars

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Abstract

The control of chirality by optical molecular switches offers intriguing prospects in the design of new materials. For example, photochemically induced stilbene-type cis-trans isomerization of 1 (see Figure) results simultaneously in reversal of the helicity. The molecular design of switching units, the possibility of highly stereoselective optical molecular switching, and an approach to a gated response are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-ORGN
Number of pages28
JournalAbstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society
Volume211
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug-1996

Keywords

  • LANGMUIR-BLODGETT-FILMS
  • NEMATIC LIQUID-CRYSTALS
  • UNIQUE CHIRAL OLEFINS
  • REVERSIBLE OPTICAL STORAGE
  • SELF-ASSEMBLED MONOLAYERS
  • AZOBENZENE-CONTAINING POLY(L-LYSINE)
  • STERICALLY OVERCROWDED ALKENES
  • INDUCED CONFORMATIONAL-CHANGES
  • PHOTORESPONSIVE CROWN ETHERS
  • ISOTHERMAL PHASE-TRANSITION

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