Light offers outstanding possibilities for external regulation in a plethora of applications, which are enabled by molecular photoswitches that change their properties in a reversible manner upon illumination. This Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry thematic issue will cover all aspects of molecular photoswitches, from their discovery, design and synthesis, through spectroscopic and computational characterization, all the way to applications in materials, biological systems, and beyond. Contributions are invited that provide new insights into all facets of this multidisciplinary topic, ranging from physical and organic chemistry all the way to the materials and life sciences.
Submission is still open.
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 1407–1415, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.140