The potential applications of smart photoswitchable porous materials are currently limited by incomplete switching. Now, efficient bulk switching has been achieved by embedding a photoisomerizable overcrowded alkene in a highly porous aromatic framework, creating a material capable of photomodulated gas uptake.
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Lee, JS.M., Sato, H. Photoswitching to the core. Nat. Chem. 12, 584–585 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-020-0499-z
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