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Self-assembled solvato-morphologically controlled photochromic crystals

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Abstract

Here we describe, for the first time, intriguing solvato-morphological control of spiropyran-based microcrystalline structures. These microstructures exhibit reversible photoisomerization upon light irradiation (UV/Vis) in the solid-state. Finally, light-guided aggregation of these microstructures at the liquid/air interface is also demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembled solvato-morphologically controlled photochromic crystals

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The article was received on 02 Sep 2013, accepted on 23 Oct 2013 and first published on 24 Oct 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46699J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 924-926
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    Self-assembled solvato-morphologically controlled photochromic crystals

    L. Florea, S. Scarmagnani, F. Benito-Lopez and D. Diamond, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 924
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46699J

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