Signal communication between molecular switches

Francisco Raymo, Silvia Giordani

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Abstract

(matrix presented) Efficient strategies for the communication of signals between molecules must be identified for the development of molecule-based nanoprocessors. We have demonstrated that photoinduced proton transfer can be exploited to implement intermolecular digital transmission. Light inputs operate a three-state molecular switch inducing the transfer of a proton to or from a two-state molecular switch. The signal transduction protocol of the two communicating molecular switches is equivalent to that of a sequential logic circuit incorporating three logic gates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3475-3478
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume3
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2001

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Signal communication between molecular switches. / Raymo, Francisco; Giordani, Silvia.

In: Organic Letters, Vol. 3, No. 22, 01.11.2001, p. 3475-3478.

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Raymo, Francisco ; Giordani, Silvia. / Signal communication between molecular switches. In: Organic Letters. 2001 ; Vol. 3, No. 22. pp. 3475-3478.
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