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Issue 6, 2011
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Photoinduced isothermal phase transitions of liquid-crystalline macrocyclic azobenzenes

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Abstract

Liquid-crystalline macrocyclic compounds, tethered by two or three azobenzenes bearing alkoxy side chains, exhibit isothermal phase transitions from liquid-crystal to isotropic as well as from crystal to isotropic phases upon light irradiation due to the drastic conformational change of their macrocyclic backbone.

Graphical abstract: Photoinduced isothermal phase transitions of liquid-crystalline macrocyclic azobenzenes

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The article was received on 24 Sep 2010, accepted on 15 Nov 2010 and first published on 02 Dec 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC04052E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 1770-1772
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    Photoinduced isothermal phase transitions of liquid-crystalline macrocyclic azobenzenes

    Y. Norikane, Y. Hirai and M. Yoshida, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 1770
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC04052E

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