Digital communication through intermolecular fluorescence modulation

Françisco M. Raymo, Silvia Giordani

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Light Input Light Output (formula presented) Ultraminiaturized processors incorporating molecular components can be developed only after devising efficient strategies to communicate signals at the molecular level. We have demonstrated that a three-state molecular switch responds to ultraviolet light, visible light, and H+, attenuating the emission intensity of a fluorescent probe. Intermolecular communication is responsible for the transduction of three input signals into a single optical output. The behavior of the communicating ensemble of molecules corresponds to that of a logic circuit incorporating seven gates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1833-1836
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 14 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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