These authors contributed equally to this work.
Nitrocatechols as Tractable Surface Release Systems
Article first published online: 22 OCT 2012
Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 77, Issue 12, pages 1071–1074, December 2012
How to Cite
Wehlauch, R., Hoecker, J. and Gademann, K. (2012), Nitrocatechols as Tractable Surface Release Systems. ChemPlusChem, 77: 1071–1074. doi: 10.1002/cplu.201200251
- Issue published online: 13 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 22 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Received: 20 SEP 2012
- PE002–117136/1. Grant Number: Swiss National Science Foundation
- biomimetic synthesis;
- release on demand;
- synthesis design
Anchor aweigh! The synthesis and evaluation of new nitrocatechols for surface modification and tractable release on TiO2 are reported (see scheme). The properties of catecholate anchoring and nitrophenyl-based photocleavable release were merged to create a new tool for surface immobilization and controlled release of small molecules, which was investigated on caged fluorophores as proof-of-principle.