Molecular switches

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  1. Editors: Prof. Wiktor Szymanski, University Medical Center Groningen and 
    Prof. Stefan Hecht, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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.

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  • Published 26 Jun 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 1407–1415, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.140

Diazocine-functionalized TATA platforms

  1. Roland Löw,
  2. Talina Rusch,
  3. Fynn Röhricht,
  4. Olaf Magnussen and
  5. Rainer Herges
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  • Published 05 Jul 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 1485–1490, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.150

Norbornadiene-functionalized triazatriangulenium and trioxatriangulenium platforms

  1. Roland Löw,
  2. Talina Rusch,
  3. Tobias Moje,
  4. Fynn Röhricht,
  5. Olaf M. Magnussen and
  6. Rainer Herges
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  • Published 30 Jul 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 1815–1821, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.175

Fluorinated azobenzenes as supramolecular halogen-bonding building blocks

  1. Esther Nieland,
  2. Oliver Weingart and
  3. Bernd M. Schmidt
  • Letter
  • Published 23 Aug 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2013–2019, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.197

Click chemistry towards thermally reversible photochromic 4,5-bisthiazolyl-1,2,3-triazoles

  1. Chenxia Zhang,
  2. Kaori Morinaka,
  3. Mahmut Kose,
  4. Takashi Ubukata and
  5. Yasushi Yokoyama
  • Letter
  • Published 13 Sep 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2161–2169, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.213

Azologization and repurposing of a hetero-stilbene-based kinase inhibitor: towards the design of photoswitchable sirtuin inhibitors

  1. Christoph W. Grathwol,
  2. Nathalie Wössner,
  3. Sören Swyter,
  4. Adam C. Smith,
  5. Enrico Tapavicza,
  6. Robert K. Hofstetter,
  7. Anja Bodtke,
  8. Manfred Jung and
  9. Andreas Link
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  • Published 16 Sep 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2170–2183, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.214

Aggregation-induced emission effect on turn-off fluorescent switching of a photochromic diarylethene

  1. Luna Kono,
  2. Yuma Nakagawa,
  3. Ayako Fujimoto,
  4. Ryo Nishimura,
  5. Yohei Hattori,
  6. Toshiki Mutai,
  7. Nobuhiro Yasuda,
  8. Kenichi Koizumi,
  9. Satoshi Yokojima,
  10. Shinichiro Nakamura and
  11. Kingo Uchida
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  • Published 20 Sep 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2204–2212, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.217

Excited state dynamics for visible-light sensitization of a photochromic benzil-subsituted phenoxyl-imidazolyl radical complex

  1. Yoichi Kobayashi,
  2. Yukie Mamiya,
  3. Katsuya Mutoh,
  4. Hikaru Sotome,
  5. Masafumi Koga,
  6. Hiroshi Miyasaka and
  7. Jiro Abe
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  • Published 04 Oct 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2369–2379, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.229

Targeted photoswitchable imaging of intracellular glutathione by a photochromic glycosheet sensor

  1. Xianzhi Chai,
  2. Hai-Hao Han,
  3. Yi Zang,
  4. Jia Li,
  5. Xiao-Peng He,
  6. Junji Zhang and
  7. He Tian
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  • Published 07 Oct 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2380–2389, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.230

Reversible switching of arylazopyrazole within a metal–organic cage

  1. Anton I. Hanopolskyi,
  2. Soumen De,
  3. Michał J. Białek,
  4. Yael Diskin-Posner,
  5. Liat Avram,
  6. Moran Feller and
  7. Rafal Klajn
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  • Published 10 Oct 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2398–2407, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.232

Effect of ring size on photoisomerization properties of stiff stilbene macrocycles

  1. Sandra Olsson,
  2. Óscar Benito Pérez,
  3. Magnus Blom and
  4. Adolf Gogoll
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  • Published 11 Oct 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2408–2418, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.233

Photochromic diarylethene ligands featuring 2-(imidazol-2-yl)pyridine coordination site and their iron(II) complexes

  1. Andrey G. Lvov,
  2. Max Mörtel,
  3. Anton V. Yadykov,
  4. Frank W. Heinemann,
  5. Valerii Z. Shirinian and
  6. Marat M. Khusniyarov
  • Letter
  • Published 15 Oct 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2428–2437, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.235

Ultrafast processes triggered by one- and two-photon excitation of a photochromic and luminescent hydrazone

  1. Alessandro Iagatti,
  2. Baihao Shao,
  3. Alberto Credi,
  4. Barbara Ventura,
  5. Ivan Aprahamian and
  6. Mariangela Di Donato
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  • Published 15 Oct 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2438–2446, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.236

Experimental and computational electrochemistry of quinazolinespirohexadienone molecular switches – differential electrochromic vs photochromic behavior

  1. Eric W. Webb,
  2. Jonathan P. Moerdyk,
  3. Kyndra B. Sluiter,
  4. Benjamin J. Pollock,
  5. Amy L. Speelman,
  6. Eugene J. Lynch,
  7. William F. Polik and
  8. Jason G. Gillmore
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  • Published 18 Oct 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2473–2485, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.240

  • Letter
  • Published 22 Oct 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2500–2508, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.243

A toolbox of molecular photoswitches to modulate the CXCR3 chemokine receptor with light

  1. Xavier Gómez-Santacana,
  2. Sabrina M. de Munnik,
  3. Tamara A. M. Mocking,
  4. Niels J. Hauwert,
  5. Shanliang Sun,
  6. Prashanna Vijayachandran,
  7. Iwan J. P. de Esch,
  8. Henry F. Vischer,
  9. Maikel Wijtmans and
  10. Rob Leurs
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  • Published 23 Oct 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2509–2523, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.244

A photochemical determination of luminescence efficiency of upconverting nanoparticles

  1. Baptiste Amouroux,
  2. Clément Roux,
  3. Jean-Claude Micheau,
  4. Fabienne Gauffre and
  5. Christophe Coudret
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  • Published 11 Nov 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2671–2677, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.260

A combinatorial approach to improving the performance of azoarene photoswitches

  1. Joaquin Calbo,
  2. Aditya R. Thawani,
  3. Rosina S. L. Gibson,
  4. Andrew J. P. White and
  5. Matthew J. Fuchter
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  • Published 14 Nov 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2753–2764, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.266

A chiral self-sorting photoresponsive coordination cage based on overcrowded alkenes

  1. Constantin Stuckhardt,
  2. Diederik Roke,
  3. Wojciech Danowski,
  4. Edwin Otten,
  5. Sander J. Wezenberg and
  6. Ben L. Feringa
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  • Published 15 Nov 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2767–2773, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.268

Photoreversible stretching of a BAPTA chelator marshalling Ca2+-binding in aqueous media

  1. Aurélien Ducrot,
  2. Arnaud Tron,
  3. Robin Bofinger,
  4. Ingrid Sanz Beguer,
  5. Jean-Luc Pozzo and
  6. Nathan D. McClenaghan
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  • Published 21 Nov 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2801–2811, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.273

Chemical tuning of photoswitchable azobenzenes: a photopharmacological case study using nicotinic transmission

  1. Lorenzo Sansalone,
  2. Jun Zhao,
  3. Matthew T. Richers and
  4. Graham C. R. Ellis-Davies
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  • Published 21 Nov 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2812–2821, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.274

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  • Published 22 Nov 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2822–2829, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.275

Synthesis and characterization of bis(4-amino-2-bromo-6-methoxy)azobenzene derivatives

  1. David Martínez-López,
  2. Amirhossein Babalhavaeji,
  3. Diego Sampedro and
  4. G. Andrew Woolley
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  • Published 30 Dec 2019

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 3000–3008, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.296

Light-controllable dithienylethene-modified cyclic peptides: photoswitching the in vivo toxicity in zebrafish embryos

  1. Sergii Afonin,
  2. Oleg Babii,
  3. Aline Reuter,
  4. Volker Middel,
  5. Masanari Takamiya,
  6. Uwe Strähle,
  7. Igor V. Komarov and
  8. Anne S. Ulrich
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  • Published 07 Jan 2020

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 39–49, doi:10.3762/bjoc.16.6

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  • Published 23 Jan 2020

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 111–124, doi:10.3762/bjoc.16.13

Potent hemithioindigo-based antimitotics photocontrol the microtubule cytoskeleton in cellulo

  1. Alexander Sailer,
  2. Franziska Ermer,
  3. Yvonne Kraus,
  4. Rebekkah Bingham,
  5. Ferdinand H. Lutter,
  6. Julia Ahlfeld and
  7. Oliver Thorn-Seshold
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  • Published 27 Jan 2020

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 125–134, doi:10.3762/bjoc.16.14

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