A switch in a cage with a memory

Silvia Giordani, Françisco M. Raymo

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(Equation presented) Chemical and optical stimulations control the interconversion of a three-state molecular switch trapped inside a silica monolith. The resulting absorbance changes in the visible region can be exploited to reproduce a sequential logic operator with one optical input and one optical output. This strategy to transfer operating principles for digital processing from bulk solutions to rigid materials can lead to the development of chemical logic gates based on functional solid components.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3559-3562
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 2 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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