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A Redox Approach to Molecular Logic Operators
T. Suzuki*, Y. Ishigaki, T. Iwai, H. Kawai, K. Fujiwara, H. Ikeda, Y. Kano, K. Mizuno
Hokkaido University, Sapporo, PRESTO, Science and Technology Agency and Osaka Prefecture University, Sakai, Japan
20 November 2009 (online)
The authors report the synthesis and modular behavior of a helicene derivative. The helicene compound reversibly undergoes two electron redox events that modulate the absorbance, emission, and circular dichroism of the compound. The bis-cation is also susceptible to solvatochromism which adds an additional input component to the system.