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Zhipeng Yu

Principle Investigator, Sichuan University

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Chemical synthesis Photochemistry Biochemistry Surface chemistry

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Switching between silent and alive where shining in light

Azobenzene is the most common photo-switch molecule. Particularly, seven-membered cyclic-azobenzene could convert photo-energy into ring-strain energy by itself. When the ring-strain helps its cycloaddition toward nitrile imine dipole, a new type of "photo-click" reaction is on the way.

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