Electrochemical and Photochemical Control of Host-Guest Complexation at Surfaces

Graeme Cooke

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The application of electrochemistry or photochemistry to modulate supramolecular interactions between host-guest systems in solution is a burgeoning field. In particular, the speed and reversibility associated with electrochemically or photochemically actuated supramolecular interactions has allowed the creation and modulation of novel solution-based devices. In recent years, great advances have been made in transferring these systems from the solution to the solid state, to facilitate the development of molecular-electronics components that can operate in unison under the influence of an externally applied stimulus. These studies pave the way for the creation of responsive surfaces with advanced materials and nanotechnology applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4860-4870
Number of pages11
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2003


  • Electrochemistry
  • Molecular recognition
  • Monolayers photochemistry
  • Supramolecular chemistry


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