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

Ano de publicación: 2015

Volume: 80

Número: 8

Páxinas: 3929-3939

Tipo: Artigo

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

Outras publicacións en: Journal of Organic Chemistry


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  • Citas en Scopus: 28 (07-05-2023)
  • Citas en Web of Science: 34 (20-05-2023)
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JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Ano 2015
  • Factor de impacto da revista: 4.785
  • Factor de impacto sen autocitas: 4.283
  • Article influence score: 1.051
  • Cuartil maior: Q1
  • Área: CHEMISTRY, ORGANIC Cuartil: Q1 Posición na área: 7/59 (Edición: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Ano 2015
  • Impacto SJR da revista: 1.997
  • Cuartil maior: Q1
  • Área: Organic Chemistry Cuartil: Q1 Posición na área: 15/189

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  • Ano 2015
  • CiteScore da revista: 8.1
  • Área: Organic Chemistry Percentil: 93
  • Área: Medicine (all) Percentil: 88


(Datos actualizados na data de 30-03-2023)
  • Total de citas: 30
  • Citas recentes: 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.