Cyclic kinetics during thermal equilibration of an axially chiral bis-spiropyran

Pintu K. Kundu, Avishai Lerner, Kristina Kučanda, Gregory Leitus, Rafal Klajn

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

20 Citations (Scopus)


A compound combining the features of a molecular rotor and a photoswitch was synthesized and was shown to exist as three diastereomers, which interconvert via a reversible cyclic reaction scheme. Each of the three diastereomers was isolated, and by following the equilibration kinetics, activation barriers for all reactions were calculated. The results indicate that the properties of molecular switches depend heavily on their immediate chemical environment. The conclusions are important in the context of designing new switchable molecules and materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11276-11279
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - Aug 13 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Cyclic kinetics during thermal equilibration of an axially chiral bis-spiropyran'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this