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A new class of photochromic 1,2-diarylethenes; synthesis and switching properties of bis(3-thienyl)cyclopentenes

Abstract

A novel synthetic route to diarylethenes fixed in a cyclopentene based on titanium-mediated carbonyl coupling leads to bis(3-thienyl)cyclopentenes that show photochromic behaviour similar to that of known diarylethenes.

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/A806998K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 1998,0, 2313-2314
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    A new class of photochromic 1,2-diarylethenes; synthesis and switching properties of bis(3-thienyl)cyclopentenes

    L. N. Lucas, J. van Esch, R. M. Kellogg and B. L. Feringa, Chem. Commun., 1998, 0, 2313
    DOI: 10.1039/A806998K

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