Observation of electrochemically controlled quantum interference in a single anthraquinone-based norbornylogous bridge molecule

Nadim Darwish, Ismael Díez-Pérez, Paulo Da Silva, Nongjian Tao, J. Justin Gooding, Michael N. Paddon-Row

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3203-3206
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume51
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 26 2012

Keywords

  • molecular switches
  • quantum interference
  • quinones
  • redox chemistry
  • single-molecule studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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