Photo-induced cation translocation in a molecular shuttle based on a calix[4]-biscrown including DCM and DMABN chromophores

Nadia Dozova, Rajesh Kumar, Tuhin Pradhan, Fabien Lacombat, Bernard Valeur, Jong Seung Kim, Pascal Plaza

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We present a new molecular shuttle, consisting of a calixarene core attached to two different photoactive centers, DCM and DMABN. We show that a K<sup>+</sup> ion bound to the DCM-grafted crown is translocated towards the other site of the molecule upon photoexcitation, but not released to the bulk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14859-14861
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number80
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 18


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys

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