Three-Input Molecular Keypad Lock Based on a Norbornadiene-Quadricyclane Photoswitch
Journal article, 2018

Copyright © 2018 American Chemical Society. The photo- and acidochromic properties of a new generation norbornadiene derivative have been harnessed for the realization of a three-input keypad lock, where a specific sequence of inputs induces a unique output. Reversible quadricyclane/norbornadiene photoisomerization is reported, and this rare feature allows the first example of a norbornadiene-based molecular logic system. The function of this system is clearly rationalized in terms of the interconversion scheme and the absorption spectra of the involved species.

Author

Ambra Dreos

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Polymer Technology

Zhihang Wang

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Polymer Technology

Behabitu Ergette Tebikachew

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Polymer Technology

Kasper Moth-Poulsen

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Kasper Moth-Poulsen Group

Joakim Andreasson

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

1948-7185 (eISSN)

Vol. 9 21 6174-6178

Subject Categories

Bioinformatics (Computational Biology)

Control Engineering

Computer Science

DOI

10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b02567

PubMed

30296093

More information

Latest update

11/19/2018