We are grateful for financial support from the Graduate School of Chemistry in Münster (fellowship to S. K. M. Nalluri). We thank Dr. Seda Kehr for help with confocal microscopy and Jens Voskuhl for providing rhodamine-labeled cyclodextrin.
Light-Responsive Molecular Recognition and Adhesion of Vesicles†
Article first published online: 24 JUN 2010
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 49, Issue 31, pages 5371–5374, July 19, 2010
How to Cite
Nalluri, S. and Ravoo, B. (2010), Light-Responsive Molecular Recognition and Adhesion of Vesicles. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 49: 5371–5374. doi: 10.1002/anie.201001442
- Issue published online: 16 JUL 2010
- Article first published online: 24 JUN 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 7 MAY 2010
- Manuscript Received: 10 MAR 2010
- host–guest systems;
- molecular recognition;
- photoresponsive systems;
Supramolecular glue: The photoinduced isomerization of difunctional azobenzenes can be used to induce and reverse the molecular recognition and adhesion of bilayer vesicles made up of cyclodextrin (CD) molecules. The molecular basis of this light-responsive supramolecular glue is the cis–trans isomerization of the azobenzene (see picture; black circles CD, green trans-azobenzene, red cis-azobenzene).