A Nanoscale Molecular Switch Triggered by Thermal, Light, and Guest Perturbation (pages 2549–2552)
Martin B. Duriska, Suzanne M. Neville, Boujemaa Moubaraki, John D. Cashion, Gregory J. Halder, Karena W. Chapman, Chérif Balde, Jean-François Létard, Keith S. Murray, Cameron J. Kepert and Stuart R. Batten
Version of Record online: 23 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200805178
Bottoms up! A discrete metallo-supramolecular nanoball (see picture), synthesized by using “bottom-up” methodologies, uniquely undergoes a solvent-sensitive, physically addressable electronic spin switching. The switching occurs by thermal, light, or solvent perturbation, where importantly it can be switched “on” or “off” by green or red laser irradiation, respectively.