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The photoswitching of photosensitive bolaamphiphiles based on thymine was investigated. Topochemical principles were applied to create light-responsive supra-amphiphiles by the utilisation of dynamic covalent bonds created by the photo-dimerisation of a DNA base, thymine. In order to induce the photo-dimerisation of thymine, two bolaamphiphilic molecules were designed and synthesised to meet the required [2π+2π] photo-cycloaddition conditions. The amphiphiles were synthesised with different spacers and their photo-reversibility and morphologies were studied by using UV/Vis, NMR and infrared spectroscopy, rheometry, dynamic light scattering and transmission electron microscopy.
- Dynamic covalent bonds
- Photo-reversible reactions
- 1 Finished
Davis, T., Boyd, B., Bunnett, N., Porter, C., Caruso, F., Kent, S., Thordarson, P., Kearnes, M., Gooding, J., Kavallaris, M., Thurecht, K., Whittaker, A., Parton, R., Corrie, S. R., Johnston, A., McGhee, J., Greguric, I. D., Stevens, M. M., Lewis, J., Lee, D. S., Alexander, C., Dawson, K., Hawker, C., Haddleton, D., Thierry, B., Prestidge, C. A., Meyer, A., Jones-Jayasinghe, N., Voelcker, N. H., Nann, T. & McLean, K.
Australian Research Council (ARC), Monash University, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland , University of South Australia, Monash University – Internal Faculty Contribution, University of Wisconsin Madison, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of California System, University College Dublin, Imperial College London, University of Warwick, SungKyunKwan University, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) , University of Nottingham
30/06/14 → 29/06/21