Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 677 - Function by Switching

A07: Dynamics of H Transfer Switches (since 2015)


Molecular systems exhibiting intramolecular proton transfer in the excited electronic state from one distinct ground-state proton station to another are investigated in a joint collaborative research thrust by ultrafast spectroscopy, theoretical simulations and organic synthesis. The proposed project aims to establish a new class of photochromic, bidirectional molecular proton transfer switches with superior properties and to gain detailed experimental and theoretical insight into their ultrafast dynamics. A long-term goal is an extension towards proton transport across several stations, opening vast potential for a multitude of interesting applications.

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