Vlasceanu A1, Andersen CL1, Parker CR1, Hammerich O1, Morsing TJ1, Jevric M1, Lindbaek Broman S1, Kadziola A1, Nielsen MB2.
Chemistry. 2016 May 23;22(22):7514-23. doi: 10.1002/chem.201600178. Epub 2016 Apr 26.Multimode molecular switches incorporating distinct and independently addressable functional components have potential applications as advanced switches and logic gates for molecular electronics and memory storage devices. Herein, we describe the synthesis and characterization of four switches based on the dihydroazulene/vinylheptafulvene (DHA/VHF) photo/thermoswitch pair functionalized with the ruthenium-based Cp*(dppe)Ru ([Ru*]) metal complex (dppe=1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane; Cp*=pentamethylcyclopentadienyl). Read More