Chemistry Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Abstract

A new family of biomimetic photoactivated molecular switches based in the retinal chromophore is described. Expedient synthesis allows a library of compounds with a different substitution pattern, including chiral substituents, to be obtained. The effect of substitution, solvent, and light source on the photoisomerization step has been assessed. The absorption maximum has been red-shifted ca. 50 nm with respect to related systems and rotation is now easily achieved by using visible light.

Publication Date

7-2009

Publication Title

Journal Of Organic Chemistry

Volume

74

Issue

13

Start Page No.

4666

End Page No.

4674

DOI

10.1021/jo802792j

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