This work was supported by Fondazione Carisbo “Dispositivi nanometrici”. bpy=2,2′-bipyridine.
Old Molecules, New Concepts: [Ru(bpy)3]2+ as a Molecular Encoder–Decoder†
Article first published online: 8 OCT 2009
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 48, Issue 45, pages 8516–8518, October 26, 2009
How to Cite
Ceroni, P., Bergamini, G. and Balzani, V. (2009), Old Molecules, New Concepts: [Ru(bpy)3]2+ as a Molecular Encoder–Decoder. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48: 8516–8518. doi: 10.1002/anie.200904764
- Issue published online: 20 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 8 OCT 2009
- Manuscript Received: 26 AUG 2009
- Fondazione Carisbo
- molecular devices;
Totally logical: The well-known complex [Ru(bpy)3]2+ (bpy=2,2′-bipyridine) can perform as both a 4-to-2 encoder and a 2-to-4 decoder (see picture; gray C, blue N, red Ru) by a combination of electronic and photonic inputs and outputs. The system can be reset in situ without the addition of chemical reagents. This approach is considered as an alternative route to solid-state molecular electronics and the design and construction of chemical computers.