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Switchable 3D networks by light controlled π-stacking of azobenzene macrocycles

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Abstract

Azobenzene macrocycles were designed for switchable π-stacking interaction. After efficient preparation and characterization of azobenzene macrocycles containing electron rich as well as electron poor elements a dimeric analogue was synthesized, which formed reversibly 3D-networks. Gel formation was observed with aromatic solvents representing the first example of this type based on switchable azobenzene macrocycles.

Graphical abstract: Switchable 3D networks by light controlled π-stacking of azobenzene macrocycles

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The article was received on 17 Aug 2012, accepted on 01 Nov 2012 and first published on 01 Nov 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC35974J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 146-148
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    Switchable 3D networks by light controlled π-stacking of azobenzene macrocycles

    R. Reuter and H. A. Wegner, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 146
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC35974J

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