Title

Molecular Actuator: Redox-Controlled Clam-Like Motion in a Bichromophoric Electron Donor

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

American Chemical Society

Source Publication

Organic Letters

Source ISSN

1523-7060

Abstract

The one-electron oxidation of tetramethoxydibenzobicyclo[4.4.1]undecane (4) prompts it to undergo a clam-like electromechanical actuation into a cofacially π-stacked conformer as established by (i) electrochemical analysis, (ii) by the observation of the intense charge-resonance transition in the near IR region in its cation radical spectrum, and (iii) by X-ray crystallographic characterization of the isolated cation radical salt (4+• SbCl6).

Comments

Organic Letters, Vol. 11, No. 9 (2009): 1939-1942. DOI.

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