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Reports on Photochemistry Findings from University of Groningen Provide New Insights (Tetrapodal Molecular Switches and Motors: Synthesis and...

September 12, 2014

Reports on Photochemistry Findings from University of Groningen Provide New Insights (Tetrapodal Molecular Switches and Motors: Synthesis and Photochemistry)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- A new study on Photochemistry is now available. According to news reporting from Groningen, Netherlands, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The design, synthesis, and dynamic behavior of a series of novel tetrapodal molecular switches and motors containing common functional groups for attachment to various inorganic and organic surfaces are presented."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Groningen, "Using a Diels-Alder reaction, an anthracene unit with four functionalized alkyl substituents ('legs') was coupled to maleimide-functionalized molecular switches or motors under ambient conditions. Terminal functional groups at the 'legs' include thioacetates and azides, making these switches and motors ideal candidates for attachment to metallic or alkyne-functionalized surfaces."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "UV/vis absorption spectroscopy shows that the molecular switches and motors retain their ability to undergo reversible photoinduced and/or thermally induced structural changes after attachment to the tetrapodal anthracene."

For more information on this research see: Tetrapodal Molecular Switches and Motors: Synthesis and Photochemistry. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2014;79(15):7032-7040. Journal of Organic Chemistry can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society -; Journal of Organic Chemistry -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K.Y. Chen, University of Groningen, Zernike Inst Adv Mat, NL-9747 AG Groningen, Netherlands. Additional authors for this research include S.J. Wezenberg, G.T. Carroll, G. London, J.C.M. Kistemaker, T.C. Pijper and B.L. Feringa (see also Photochemistry).

Keywords for this news article include: Groningen, Netherlands, Europe, Chemicals, Chemistry, Emerging Technologies, Molecular Switches, Nanotechnology, Photochemistry

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