Remote Photoregulated Ring Gliding in a [2]Rotaxane via a Molecular Effector

Arnaud Tron, Isabelle Pianet, Alberto Martinez-Cuezva, James H R Tucker, Luca Pisciottani, Mateo Alajarin, Jose Berna, Nathan D McClenaghan

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A molecular barbiturate messenger, which is reversibly released/captured by a photoswitchable artificial molecular receptor, is shown to act as an effector to control ring gliding on a distant hydrogen-bonding [2]rotaxane. Thus, light-driven chemical communication governing the operation of a remote molecular machine is demonstrated using an information-rich neutral molecule.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-157
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number1
Early online date9 Dec 2016
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2017


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