A novel all-organic chemical and electrochemical fluorescent switch

R. A. Illos, E. Harlev, S. Bittner

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A three-component molecular system capable of switching fluorescence ON and OFF was designed and synthesized. The new redox-activator optical signal generator is an 'all-organic' system composed of 2-chloronaphthoquinone connected to 5-dimethylaminonaphthalene via a non-conjugating piperazine spacer. Both chemo- and electrophotoswitching capabilities were demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8427-8430
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number48
StatePublished - 28 Nov 2005


  • Chemophotoswitch
  • Electrophotoswitch
  • Fluorescence quenching
  • Hydroquinone
  • Quinone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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