Signal communication between molecular switches

Françisco M. Raymo, Silvia Giordani

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(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 (US)
Pages (from-to)3475-3478
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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