Structural and mechanistic insights into an Fe³⁺-triggered quinazoline based molecular rotor.


Highly fluorescent, multifunctional and thermoreversible conformational switching (1) has been designed and developed by embedding two imidazo[1,2-c]quinazoline (IQ) units in the pyridyl scaffold. The origin of the conformational and optical switching of 1 to 1' has been established by various studies and by developing a model compound. 
DOI: 10.1039/c4cc01917b

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