Switching the enantioselectivity of nanoporous host materials by light

  • chair:

    Kanj, A. B. / Bürck, J. / Grosjean, S. / Bräse, S. / Heinke, L. (2019)

  • place:

    Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 8776, DOI: 10.1039/c9cc02849h

  • Date: Mai 2019


A chiral photoswitchable nanoporous material with remote-controllable enantioselective adsorption capacity is presented. This metal–organic framework possesses both homochiral D-camphoric acid and lightresponsive
azobenzene moieties. Although the structure at the chiral moieties is unaffected, the trans–cis-azobenzene-photoisomerization changes the pore environment and, thus, switches the enantioselective adsorption behavior of the homochiral MOF.