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Issue 12, 1998
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4-[Di(biphenyl-4-yl)amino]azobenzene and 4,4′-bis[bis(4′-tert-butylbiphenyl-4-yl)amino]azobenzene as a novel family of photochromic amorphous molecular materials

Abstract

We have created photochromic amorphous molecular materials containing an azobenzene chromophore, 4-[di(biphenyl-4-yl)amino]azobenzene and 4,4′-bis[bis(4′-tert-butylbiphenyl-4-yl)amino]azobenzene (t-BuBBAB), which readily form amorphous glasses above room temperature and exhibit photochromism in their amorphous films. We have shown that the photogenerated cis-form in the amorphous film can be stabilized at ambient temperature by the incorporation of a bulky group; the backward cistrans thermal isomerization can be controlled by temperature for t-BuBBAB.

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/A806802J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 1998,8, 2579-2581
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    4-[Di(biphenyl-4-yl)amino]azobenzene and 4,4′-bis[bis(4′-tert-butylbiphenyl-4-yl)amino]azobenzene as a novel family of photochromic amorphous molecular materials

    Y. Shirota, K. Moriwaki, S. Yoshikawa, T. Ujike and H. Nakano, J. Mater. Chem., 1998, 8, 2579
    DOI: 10.1039/A806802J

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