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Molecular Switches, 2 Volume Set, 2nd, Completely Revised and Enlarged Edition

Molecular Switches, 2 Volume Set, 2nd, Completely Revised and Enlarged Edition

Ben L. Feringa (Editor), Wesley R. Browne (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-63440-8

Aug 2011

824 pages

Description

The long-awaited second edition of the successful book covering molecular switches now in two volumes!

Providing principles and applications this book brings you everything you need to know about molecular switches - a hot topic in the nanoworld. The major classes of molecular switches including catenanes, rotaxanes, azobenzenes together with polymer and biomolecular switching systems and DNA based switches are covered. Chemists and material scientists interested in one of the most innovative areas of their science will benefit greatly from reading this book.

"This book will appeal most to organic chemists, because of the way new structures are introduced through their synthesis, but it will also provide a useful introduction for other scientists, provided they are conversant with molecular structures." (Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry)

"... a comprehensive and up-to-date insight ..." (Chemistry & Industry)
MOLECULAR SWITCHING
Multifunctional Diarylethenes
Photoswitchable Molecular Systems Based on Spiropyrans and Spirooxazines
Fulgides and Related Compounds
Transition Metal-Complexed Catenanes and Rotaxanes as Molecular Machine Prototypes
Chiroptical Molecular Switches
Multistate/Multifunctional Molecular-Level Systems: Photochromic Flavylium Compounds
Nucleic-Acid-Based Switches

SWITCHING IN CONTAINERS, POLYMERS AND CHANNELS
Switching Processes in Cavitands, Containers and Capsules
Cyclodextrin-Based Switches
Photoswitchable Polypeptides
Ion Translocation within Multisite Receptors
Optically-Induced Processes in Azopolymers
Photoresponsive Polymers
Responsive Molecular Gels
Switchable Proteins and Channels

MOLECULAR SWITCHING IN LOGIC SYSTEMS AND ELECTRONICS
Reading and Powering Molecular Machines by Light
Photoinduced Motion Associated with Monolayers
Molecular Logic Systems
Electron- and Energy-Transfer Mechanisms for Fluorescence Modulation with Photochromic Switches
Conductance Properties of Switchable Molecules
"This book will appeal most to organic chemists, because of the way new structures are introduced through their synthesis, but it will also provide a useful introduction for other scientists, provided they are conversant with molecular structures." (Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry)

"... a comprehensive and up-to-date insight ..." (Chemistry & Industry)