Photocontrolled extraction ability of azobenzene-bridged azacrown ether

Seiji Shinkai, Toshiyuki Ogawa, Takahiro Nakaji, Yumiko Kusano, Osamu Nanabe

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The extraction equilibrium of alkali metal salts between water and benzene with an azobenzene-bridged azacrown ether(I) is affected by photo(uv)-irradiation. This indicates that the binding ability of (I) can be controlled by photo-induced cis-trans isomerism of the azobenzene moiety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4569-4572
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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