Multiaddressable architectures comprising light-responsive photochromic molecules and different stimuli-responsive components are appealing platforms for intelligent materials because of not only the potential diversity of components and corresponding properties, but also the functions resulting from their synergistic interactions. A variety of multiaddressable photochromic architectures are being designed to meet the demands of applications in different areas ranging from molecular machines to smart materials. This review highlights exciting recent advances in the field of multiaddressable systems that employ photoswitching molecules, specifically with regard to photo-/chemical-addressable, photo-/pH-addressable, photo-/thermal-addressable, photo-/redox-addressable, and multi-photoaddressable architectures. Design concepts, crosstalk between different components, and photoswitch integration in these multiaddressable systems are discussed.
- multiaddressable systems
- orthogonal control
- stimuli-responsive components
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics