Closing the cavity: reactive and light switchable dienone-ether macrocycles
Higham, L. T., Scott, J. and Strauss, C. R., 2010. Closing the cavity: reactive and light switchable dienone-ether macrocycles. CrystEngComm, 12 (10), pp. 2803-2808.
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Dienone-ether macrocycles may be reversibly switched from the thermodynamically stable E,E,E,E-isomers, with an open central cavity,to globular,cavity-closed E,E,Z,Z-isomers by the action of sunlight. They are restored to their open forms by gentle heating,but more intense heating may result in an intramolecular reaction,closing the cavity in a less easily reversed fashion.
|Creators||Higham, L. T., Scott, J. and Strauss, C. R.|
|Departments||Faculty of Science > Chemistry|
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