Design and Synthesis of Ʌ-Shaped Photoswitchable Compounds Employing Tröger’s Base Scaffold

Masoud Kazem-Rostami
  • Synthesis, December 2016, Thieme Publishing Group
  • DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1588913

Preparation of light-responsive compounds

What is it about?

Tröger’s base analogs, as Ʌ-shaped cores, are used in the design of new photoresponsive molecules.

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
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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