Photochromic flavylium compounds as multistate/multifunction molecular-level systems

Fernando Pina, Mauro Maestri, Vincenzo Balzani

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Synthetic flavylium compounds can exist in several forms (multistate) that can be interconverted by more than one type of external stimulus (multifunctional). The intricate network of their reactions, when examined from the view point of 'molecular-level devices', reveals very interesting properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-114
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 1999

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