caged molecule

caged molecule

A molecule that can become activated by particular wavelengths of light.
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488, 514, 594 and 633 nm To activate photo switchable ligands, molecular light switches (Channelrhodopsin or Halorhodopsin) and so-called caged molecules are the following stimulation wavelengths (ExzitationswellenlEnngen) requires: 355, 473 and 561 nm.