E/Z Photochemical switches: Syntheses, properties and applications

  1. García-Iriepa, C. 2
  2. Marazzi, M. 2
  3. Frutos, L.M. 2
  4. Sampedro, D. 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España

    ROR https://ror.org/0553yr311

  2. 2 Universidad de Alcalá

    Universidad de Alcalá

    Alcalá de Henares, España

    ROR https://ror.org/04pmn0e78

RSC Advances

ISSN: 2046-2069

Year of publication: 2013

Volume: 3

Issue: 18

Pages: 6241-6266

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1039/C2RA22363E SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84877155828 GOOGLE SCHOLAR

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JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2013
  • Journal Impact Factor: 3.708
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 3.177
  • Article influence score: 0.734
  • Best Quartile: Q1
  • Area: CHEMISTRY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 35/148 (Ranking edition: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2013
  • SJR Journal Impact: 1.119
  • Best Quartile: Q1
  • Area: Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous) Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 31/376
  • Area: Chemistry (miscellaneous) Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 68/463

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2013
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 2.2
  • Area: Chemical Engineering (all) Percentile: 67
  • Area: Chemistry (all) Percentile: 61


Molecular switches based on E/Z photoisomerization have been used in different contexts in order to control a variety of processes in different systems, from peptide conformation control to molecular data storage devices, from catalysis to smart materials. The syntheses, properties and applications of several types of E/Z photochemical switches are presented with special attention paid to azobenzenes, overcrowded alkenes and switches based on the protonated Schiff base chromophore of rhodopsins. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.