Hünlich base derivatives as photo-responsive Λ-shaped hinges

Masoud Kazem-Rostami, Amirhossein Moghanian
  • Organic Chemistry Frontiers, January 2017, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c6qo00653a

Light interacting Λ-shape molecules for use as molecular hinges

What is it about?

Λ-shape molecules capable to interact with light and rearrange their structure are introduced.

Why is it important?

The Ʌ-shape molecular geometry of these switchable products has enabled various useful properties including the provision of active sites for intermolecular interactions in the Trans-state. These interactions can be adjusted by switching the azo groups and can be used in molecular recognition studies.


Dr Masoud Kazem-Rostami (Author)
Macquarie University

These products, as the first of their kind, are unique and have a great potential for being used in the design of molecular machines.

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