(Chemical Equation Presented) Two into one: A porphyrin linked to two photochromic moieties performs as a 2:1 digital multiplexer (MUX). It takes heat and red light as the two inputs (in 1 and in 2), and a third switchable input (green light, sel) selects whether the output (porphyrin fluorescence) reports the state of in 1 or in 2. Each photochromic moiety may be independently photoisomerized to isomers that quench the porphyrin fluorescence.
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