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Prof. Jonathon E. Beves “Visible-light-responsive supramolecular assemblies”

May 9, 2023 @ 11:15 am

Prof. Jonathon E. Beves

UNSW Sydney, Sydney, Australia


E-mail: j.beves@unsw.edu.au | Twitter: @jonbeves
“Visible-light-responsive supramolecular assemblies”
Keywords: Self-assembly, photoswitch

Some of our recent work developing visible-light-responsive molecules and assemblies will be presented.


Using photoswitchable ligands and palladium(II) ions we self-assembled structures that can be manipulated using visible light to control their composition and recognition properties.[1,2]


We have also developed merocyanine photoswitches to generate the largest reversible bulk pH changes,[3] including from basic to acid conditions,[4] and used these to control self-assembly of DNA structures.[5]


  1. A. D. W. Kennedy, R. G. DiNardi, L. L. Fillbrook, W. A. Donald, J. E. Beves,
    Chem. Eur. J.202228, e202104461.
  2. R. G. DiNardi, A. O. Douglas, R. Tian, J. R. Price, M. Tajik, W. A. Donald and J. E. Beves,
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.,202261, e202205701.
  3. L. Wimberger, S. K. K. Prasad, M. D. Peeks, J. Andréasson, T. W. Schmidt, J. E. Beves,
    J. Am. Chem. Soc.2021143, 20758–20768.
  4. L. Wimberger, J. Andréasson, J. E. Beves
    Chem. Commun.202258, 5610-5613.
  5. L. Wimberger, F. Rizzuto, J. E. Beves,
    J. Am. Chem. Soc.2023145, 2088–2092.


May 9, 2023
11:15 am
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Salle de séminaire de l’ISIS – 2 / nouveau bâtiment – 2è étage entrée par ISIS rue Monge


Giulio Ragazzon