Molecular Photoswitches


Chemistry, Properties, and Applications, 2 Volume Set

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<p><b>A Comprehensive Guide in two volumes about the Emerging Field of Photoswitches and Their Applications in Material Science and Biology</b></p> <p><i>Molecular Photoswitches. Chemistry, Properties, and Applications</i> guides the reader through the basic molecular structures of photoswitches and presents their most characteristic features, including the rationale behind the development of particular classes of compounds. The work in two volumes puts particular focus on the most recently described classes, such as Stenhouse adducts (DASA), iminium switches, and novel indigoids (hemiindigos and iminothioindoxyls).</p> <p>To aid in reader comprehension, each chapter presents a certain molecular class of photoswitches and contains a short summary regarding it. The summary for each molecular class introduces its principles of photochromism, typical switching wavelengths, thermal stability of photoisomers and other key information, which is ordinarily spread throughout many different works of literature. Some of the topics covered in <i>Molecular Photoswitches. Chemistry, Properties, and Applications </i>include:</p> <ul> <li>Chemical classes of molecular photoswitches: azobenzenes, diazocines, arylazoheterocycles, arylhydrazones, indigoids, photochromic imines and acylhydrazones</li> <li>Applications of molecular photoswitches for material sciences: switchable molecular magnets, catalysis with molecular switches, and making and breaking bonds with light in crystals</li> <li>Photomodulation of biological systems: ion channels and switches, photochromic oligonucleotides, photochromic peptides and proteins, photochromic lipids, and computational design of photochromic proteins</li> </ul> <p>Photochemists, organic chemists and biochemists can refer to <i>Molecular Photoswitches. Chemistry, Properties, and Applications</i> to see compartmentalized yet complete explanations of different molecular classes of photoswitches and understand how these concepts can be applied in fields pertaining to material science. Biological and biomedical research is also presented to show real-world examples of the concepts and aid readers in gaining functional understanding.</p>