Boolean operations mediated by an ion-pair receptor of a multi-readout molecular logic gate.

Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)

PubMedID: 24149891

Gotor R, Costero AM, Gil S, Parra M, Gaviña P, Rurack K. Boolean operations mediated by an ion-pair receptor of a multi-readout molecular logic gate. Chem Commun (Camb). 2013;49(94):11056-8.
A heteroditopic BODIPY dye that performs all basic Boolean operations with a cation (K(+)) and an anion (F(-)) as inputs and absorption, transmission and fluorescence as outputs is described. The molecular logic gate can also act as a digital comparator between the inputs.