A programmable molecular diode driven by charge-induced conformational changes. Academic Article uri icon


  • The 3-nitro-2-(3'-nitro-2'-ethynylpyridine)-5-thiopyridine molecule shows charge-induced conformational switching and a rectifying behavior with a charge-induced controllable switching. This device can be used as a memory operated with an external field interacting with one of the rings local dipole. Alternatively, the molecule can be used as a nano-actuator controlling the rotation of the ring by charging the molecule with a bias voltage.

published proceedings

  • J Am Chem Soc

author list (cited authors)

  • Derosa, P. A., Guda, S., & Seminario, J. M.

citation count

  • 59

complete list of authors

  • Derosa, Pedro A||Guda, Suneel||Seminario, Jorge M

publication date

  • November 2003