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刘文杰 ; 曹德榕*   

  1. (华南理工大学化学科学学院 广州 510640)
  • 收稿日期:2007-07-16 修回日期:2007-11-29 发布日期:2008-08-18
  • 通讯作者: 曹德榕

Progress in Molecular Chiroptical Switches

LIU, Wen-Jie; CAO, De-Rong*   

  1. (College of Chemistry, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640)
  • Received:2007-07-16 Revised:2007-11-29 Published:2008-08-18
  • Contact: CAO, De-Rong

The different types of chiroptical switches are introduced, such as chiral helicene, azobenzene, diarylethene, spiropyran, binaphthyl compounds, fulgide and bilirubin-IIIα. Furthermore, their photoisomerization property and applications to the information storage are reviewed and their future foreground is also presented.

Key words: chiroptical switch, information storage, photoisomerization