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The phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA) functions through a family of fourteen PYR/PYL receptors, which were identified by resistance to pyrabactin, a synthetic inhibitor of seed germination. ABA activates these receptors to inhibit type 2C protein phosphatases, such as ABI1, yet it remains unclear whether these receptors can be antagonized. Here we(More)
An organic material composed of neutral free radicals based on the spirobiphenalenyl system exhibits a room temperature conductivity of 0.3 siemens per centimeter and a high-symmetry crystal structure. It displays the temperature-independent Pauli paramagnetism characteristic of a metal with a magnetic susceptibility that implies a density of states at the(More)
Evidence for a three-coordinate silyl cation is provided by the crystal structure of [(Mes)3Si][H-CB11Me5Br6].C6H6 (where Mes is 2,4,6-trimethylphenyl). Free (Mes)3Si+ cations are well separated from the carborane anions and benzene solvate molecules. Ortho-methyl groups of the mesityl substituents shield the silicon atom from the close approach of(More)
A series of 9-anthroate esters that can form photoresponsive molecular crystal nanorods is prepared and their properties are investigated. All crystal structures that can support a [4 + 4] photodimerization reaction lead to nanorods that undergo photomechanical deformations without fragmentation. In order to determine the molecular-level motions that give(More)
The syntheses of unsymmetrical N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) that contain a single N-bound icosahedral carborane anion substituent are reported. Both anionic C-2 and doubly deprotonated dianionic C-2/C-5 NHC lithium complexes are isolated. The latter species is formed selectively, which reveals a surprising directing effect conveyed by icosahedral(More)
The photophysical behavior of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon peropyrene is studied both in dilute solution and in the solid state, with the goal of evaluating this molecule as a singlet fission (SF) material. In solution, the fluorescence quantum yield is consistently in the range 0.90−0.95, while the fluorescence lifetime changes from 3.2 to 5.5 ns.(More)
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