A single-molecular switch based on the anthraquinone/hydroanthraquinone redox reaction is reported (see picture). A single norbornyl anthraquinone unit can be switched between a low-conducting and a high-conducting form using electrochemical gating. The potential range, upon which the conductance enhancement is observed, can be varied using different pH values of the electrolyte.
- molecular switches
- quantum interference
- redox chemistry
- single-molecule studies
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Darwish, N. (Creator), Díez-Pérez, I. (Contributor), Da Silva, P. (Creator), Tao, N. (Creator), Gooding, J. J. (Creator) & Paddon-Row, M. N. (Creator), The Cambridge Structural Database, 2012