Ion-mediated conformational switches

Peter C. Knipe, Sam Thompson, Andrew D. Hamilton

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Molecular switches are ubiquitous in Nature and provide the basis of many forms of transport and signalling. Single synthetic molecules that change conformation, and thus function, reversibly in a stimulus-dependent manner are of great interest not only to chemists but society in general; myriad applications exist in storage, display, sensing and medicine. Here we describe recent developments in the area of ion-mediated switching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1630-1639
Number of pages10
JournalChemical Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry

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