Hydantoin-based molecular photoswitches

  1. Martínez-López, D. 1
  2. Yu, M.-L. 3
  3. García-Iriepa, C. 1
  4. Campos, P.J. 1
  5. Frutos, L.M. 2
  6. Golen, J.A. 3
  7. Rasapalli, S. 3
  8. 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

  3. 3 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

    New Bedford, Estados Unidos

    ROR https://ror.org/00fzmm222

Journal of Organic Chemistry

ISSN: 0022-3263

Any de publicació: 2015

Volum: 80

Número: 8

Pàgines: 3929-3939

Tipus: Article

DOI: 10.1021/ACS.JOC.5B00244 SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84928139929 WoS: WOS:000353315000022 GOOGLE SCHOLAR

Altres publicacions en: Journal of Organic Chemistry


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  • Cites en Scopus: 28 (06-06-2023)
  • Citas en Web of Science: 34 (20-05-2023)
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JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Any 2015
  • Factor d'impacte de la revista: 4.785
  • Factor d'impacte sense autocites: 4.283
  • Article influence score: 1.051
  • Quartil major: Q1
  • Àrea: CHEMISTRY, ORGANIC Quartil: Q1 Posició en l'àrea: 7/59 (Edició: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Any 2015
  • Impacte SJR de la revista: 1.997
  • Quartil major: Q1
  • Àrea: Organic Chemistry Quartil: Q1 Posició en l'àrea: 15/189

Scopus CiteScore

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  • CiteScore de la revista: 8.1
  • Àrea: Organic Chemistry Percentil: 93
  • Àrea: Medicine (all) Percentil: 88


(Dades actualitzats a data de 30-03-2023)
  • Cites totals: 30
  • Cites recents: 11
  • Relative Citation Ratio (RCR): 0.96
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 4.98


A new family of molecular photoswitches based on arylidenehydantoins is described together with their synthesis and photochemical and photophysical studies. A series of hydantoin derivatives have been prepared as single isomers using simple and versatile chemistry in good yields. Our studies show that the photostationary states of these compounds can be easily controlled by means of external factors, such as the light source or filters. Moreover, the detailed investigations proved that these switches are efficient (i.e., they make efficient use of the light energy, are high fatigue resistant, and are very photostable). In some cases, the switches can be completely turned on/off, a desirable feature for specific applications. A series of theoretical calculations have also been carried out to understand the photoisomerization mechanism at the molecular level. © 2015 American Chemical Society.