Damien Lemoine et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(51), 20813-20818 (2013-12-04)
The powerful optogenetic pharmacology method allows the optical control of neuronal activity by photoswitchable ligands tethered to channels and receptors. However, this approach is technically demanding, as it requires the design of pharmacologically active ligands. The development of versatile technologies...
Yumi Okui et al.
Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 48(96), 11763-11765 (2012-11-02)
We created light-directed dynamic spheres based on simple azobenzene monomers showing (i) a high yield of reversible trans↔cis photoisomerization and (ii) noticeable phase transition from crystalline to isotropic states under UV light irradiation at ambient temperature.
Timothy J Kucharski et al.
Nature chemistry, 6(5), 441-447 (2014-04-24)
Large-scale utilization of solar-energy resources will require considerable advances in energy-storage technologies to meet ever-increasing global energy demands. Other than liquid fuels, existing energy-storage materials do not provide the requisite combination of high energy density, high stability, easy handling, transportability...
Seungwoo Lee et al.
Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 24(16), 2069-2103 (2012-03-29)
This review demonstrates directional photofluidization lithography (DPL), which makes it possible to fabricate a generic and sophisticated micro/nanoarchitecture that would be difficult or impossible to attain with other methods. In particular, DPL differs from many of the existing micro/nanofabrication methods...
Azobenzene photoswitches for Staudinger-Bertozzi ligation.
Wiktor Szymański et al.
Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 52(7), 2068-2072 (2013-01-12)