Giovedì 13 febbraio alle ore 11:00, Prof. A. Jorge PAROLA, terrà un seminario dal titolo "PHOTORESPONSIVE SUPRAMOLECULAR HOST- GUEST SYSTEMS" nell’Aula A1, 3° piano, Edificio C11

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13/02/2020 - 11:00
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13/02/2020 - 13:30
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Prof. A. Jorge PAROLA

Department of Chemistry, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (PT)


13 febbraio 2020, ore 11.00
Aula A1, 3° piano, Edificio C11

Summary: The development of systems able to exist in different states whose interconversion can be controlled by different stimuli (light, ions, electrons) may contribute to the appearance of molecular-level devices and materials with new functionalities. Over the last few years, we have worked in systems mainly based on trans-2-hydroxychalcones. [1] These photoisomerizable compounds originate in aqueous solution intricate pH-dependent chemical reaction networks involving several species. Among these species, flavylium cations are strongly coloured compounds that have been allowing to explore these chemical networks as pH–coupled photochromic systems. [1]

As aromatic cations, flavylia are electron poor guests able to intercalate into neutral or negatively charged electron rich cavities such as those of molecular clips and cucurbiturils. This allows the use of supramolecular interactions to further control the conversion between different states of the system through functional host-guest complexes with potential applications in drug-delivery, molecular switches, molecular machines, supramolecular Scheme 2 polymers, etc. Recent examples of these multistate systems exploited as photochromic,[2] pH-driven self-sorting,[3] pH-gated photoresponsive pseudorotaxanes with ring translocation [4] (Scheme 1) and the first steps in the development of dual photochromic systems containing 2-hydroxychalcones and dithienylethenes [5] (Scheme 2) will be shown.

[1] F. Pina, M. J. Melo, C. A. T. Laia, A. J. Parola, J. C. Lima, Chem. Soc. Rev. 41 (2012) 869.
[2] A. Alejo-Armijo, L. Corici, I. Buta, L. Cseh, A. J. Moro, A. J. Parola, J. C. Lima, F. Pina, Dyes Pigm. 174 (2020)
[3] N. Basílio, J. Mendoza, S. Gago, A. J. Parola, Chem. Commun. 53 (2017) 6742.
[4] N. Basílio, A. Zubillaga, P. Ferreira, S. Gago, A. J. Parola, Chem. Commun. 54 (2018) 2743.
[5] P. Ferreira, B. Ventura, A. Barbieri, J. P. Da Silva, C. A. T. Laia, A. J. Parola, N. Basílio, Chem. Eur. J. 25 (2019)


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