E-mail a Wiley Online Library Link

Dr. Jaume Garcia-Amorós, Mireia Díaz-Lobo, Prof. Dr. Santi Nonell and Prof. Dr. Dolores Velasco Fastest Thermal Isomerization of an Azobenzene for Nanosecond Photoswitching Applications under Physiological Conditions Angewandte Chemie International Edition 51

Version of Record online: 9 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201207602

Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

When speed is of the essence: After photoisomerization to its metastable cis form, an azo dye must undergo fast thermal isomerization back to the trans form to be suitable for real-time information transmission. The azopyrimidine shown has a relaxation time (τ) of just 40 ns under physiological conditions, as well as high biocompatibility, as determined by Escherichia coli growth in its presence (see picture).

Complete the form below and we will send an e-mail message containing a link to the selected article on your behalf

Required = Required Field