The utilisation of fluorinated, visible-light-switchable azobenzenes in combination with two different amines, ethylenediamine and R,R-1,2-diaminocyclohexane, enabled the creation of a library of macrocyclic compounds that include highly strained, metastable, and dissipative systems. This study gives a detailed insight into photoresponsive dissipative systems and the vast potential of using azobenzenes in dynamic covalent chemistry. Read the original article here
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Congratulations to Esther for having this exciting work from her PhD studies published in Angewandte Chemie. Esther was supported by our research intern, Jona Voss, who also went above and beyond to realise this project. The NMR measurements were done in collaboration with Uni Bielefeld.