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Photoinduced Pedalo‐Type Motion in an Azodicarboxamide‐Based Molecular Switch

A new class of light‐controlled molecular switches based on an azodicarboxamide chromophore is described by S. Amirjalayer, S. Woutersen, W. J. Buma et al. in their Communication (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201709666). These switches work like the crankshaft of a bicycle and, as switching requires a very small volume, will function even in rock‐solid spatial constraints. The pedalo‐like switching is observed in real time by using time‐resolved vibrational spectroscopy to monitor the light‐induced dynamics.

Authors:   Saeed Amirjalayer, Alberto Martinez‐Cuezva, Jose Berna, Sander Woutersen, Wybren Jan Buma
Journal:   Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Year:   2018
Pages:   n/a
DOI:   10.1002/anie.201800060
Publication date:   18-Jan-2018
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  • vibrational spectroscopy
  • switches
  • molecular switches
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