Closing the cavity: reactive and light switchable dienone-ether macrocycles

L T Higham, Janet Scott, C R Strauss

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Dienone-ether macrocycles may be reversibly switched from the thermodynamically stable E,E,E,E-isomers, with an open central cavity,to globular,cavity-closed E,E,Z,Z-isomers by the action of sunlight. They are restored to their open forms by gentle heating,but more intense heating may result in an intramolecular reaction,closing the cavity in a less easily reversed fashion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2803-2808
Number of pages6
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010


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