The operation of a dissipative network composed of two or three different crown-ether receptors and an alkali metal cation can be temporally driven by the use (combined or not) of two orthogonal stimuli of a different nature. More specifically, irradiation with light at a proper wavelength and/or addition of an activated carboxylic acid, are used to modulate the binding capability of the above crown-ethers towards the metal ion, allowing to control over time the occupancy of the metal cation in the crown-ether moiety of a given ligand. Thus, application of either or both of the stimuli to an initially equilibrated system, where the metal cation is distributed among the crown-ether receptors depending on the different affinities, causes a programmable change in the receptor occupancies. Consequently, the system is induced to evolve to one or more out-of-equilibrium states with different distributions of the metal cation among the different receptors. When the fuel is exhausted or/and the irradiation interrupted, the system reversibly and autonomously goes back to the initial equilibrium state. Such results may contribute to the achievement of new dissipative systems that, taking advantage of multiple and orthogonal stimuli, are featured with more sophisticated operating mechanisms and time programmability.

A Doubly Dissipative System Driven by Chemical and Radiative Stimuli / Valentini, Matteo; Frateloreto, Federico; Conti, Matteo; Cacciapaglia, Roberta; Del Giudice, Daniele; DI STEFANO, Stefano. - In: CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL. - ISSN 0947-6539. - (2023). [10.1002/chem.202301835]

A Doubly Dissipative System Driven by Chemical and Radiative Stimuli

Frateloreto, Federico;Cacciapaglia, Roberta;Stefano DiStefano
2023

Abstract

The operation of a dissipative network composed of two or three different crown-ether receptors and an alkali metal cation can be temporally driven by the use (combined or not) of two orthogonal stimuli of a different nature. More specifically, irradiation with light at a proper wavelength and/or addition of an activated carboxylic acid, are used to modulate the binding capability of the above crown-ethers towards the metal ion, allowing to control over time the occupancy of the metal cation in the crown-ether moiety of a given ligand. Thus, application of either or both of the stimuli to an initially equilibrated system, where the metal cation is distributed among the crown-ether receptors depending on the different affinities, causes a programmable change in the receptor occupancies. Consequently, the system is induced to evolve to one or more out-of-equilibrium states with different distributions of the metal cation among the different receptors. When the fuel is exhausted or/and the irradiation interrupted, the system reversibly and autonomously goes back to the initial equilibrium state. Such results may contribute to the achievement of new dissipative systems that, taking advantage of multiple and orthogonal stimuli, are featured with more sophisticated operating mechanisms and time programmability.
2023
crown-ether; dissipative systems; isomerization; out-of-equilibrium; temporal control
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A Doubly Dissipative System Driven by Chemical and Radiative Stimuli / Valentini, Matteo; Frateloreto, Federico; Conti, Matteo; Cacciapaglia, Roberta; Del Giudice, Daniele; DI STEFANO, Stefano. - In: CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL. - ISSN 0947-6539. - (2023). [10.1002/chem.202301835]
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