Seminar: Photoswitchable self-assembly

Thursday 30 May 2024, 3:30 pm

Our research group has been developing molecular photoswitches for controlling self-assembly processes, including for control of anion binding,[1] hydrogels,[2] DNA assemblies[3]and metal-template structures.[4] Most recently we have been preparing visible light switchable molecular cages,[5] and our latest results of switchable catalysis within molecular cages will be discussed.

References

[1]          T. S. C. MacDonald, B. L. Feringa, W. S. Price, S. J. Wezenberg, J. E. Beves, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 20014-20020.
[2]          F. A. Larik, L. L. Fillbrook, S. S. Nurttila, A. D. Martin, R. P. Kuchel, K. Al Taief, M. Bhadbhade, J. E. Beves, P. Thordarson, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 6764-6770.
[3]          L. Wimberger, F. J. Rizzuto, J. E. Beves, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 2088-2092.
[4]          A. D. W. Kennedy, R. G. DiNardi, L. L. Fillbrook, W. A. Donald, J. E. Beves, Chem.- Eur. J. 2022, 28, e202104461.
[5]          R. G. DiNardi, A. O. Douglas, R. Tian, J. R. Price, M. Tajik, W. A. Donald, J. E. Beves, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202205701.

Figure 1. Self-assembled heteroleptic cages that respond to visible light to catalyse non-photo reactions.

Self-assembled heteroleptic cages that respond to visible light to catalyse non-photo reactions
When
Thursday 30 May 2024, 3:30 pm
Speaker
prof. Jonathon Beves - UNSW Sydney, Australia
Locations
Huygens building, HG00.539