Molecular 2:1 Digital multiplexer

Joakim Andréasson, Stephen D. Straight, Subhajit Bandyopadhyay, Reginald H. Mitchell, Thomas A. Moore, Ana L. Moore, Devens Gust

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Two into one: A porphyrin linked to two photochromic moieties performs as a 2:1 digital multiplexer (MUX). It takes heat and red light as the two inputs (in 1 and in 2), and a third switchable input (green light, sel) selects whether the output (porphyrin fluorescence) reports the state of in 1 or in 2. Each photochromic moiety may be independently photoisomerized to isomers that quench the porphyrin fluorescence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)958-961
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Feb 6 2007



  • Chromophores
  • Molecular devices
  • Photochemistry
  • Photochromism
  • Porphyrinoids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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