Switch-functionalized systems in biomimetic chemistry

Seiji Shinkai

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A variety of switch-functionalized crown ethers have been synthesized. They change their chemical and physical properties in response to the stimuli from the outside world such as light, redox, heat, etc. These novel crown ethers act as ion carriers in membrane transport systems. The rate of ion transport can be thus controlled by an on-off-type switch.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-430
Number of pages6
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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