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Acid-catalysed thermal cycloreversion of a diarylethene: a potential way for triggered release of stored light energy?

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Abstract

Upon addition of catalytic amounts of acid, a closed diarylethene derivative carrying a fluorenol moiety undergoes facile thermal ring opening. The underlying thermodynamics and kinetics of the entire system have been analysed experimentally as well as computationally. Our work suggests that general acid catalysis provides a useful tool to bypass thermal barriers, by opening new reaction pathways, and to efficiently trigger the release of light energy stored in photoswitches.

Graphical abstract: Acid-catalysed thermal cycloreversion of a diarylethene: a potential way for triggered release of stored light energy?

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The article was received on 22 Dec 2016, accepted on 24 Jan 2017 and first published on 31 Jan 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC10182H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 2150-2153
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    Acid-catalysed thermal cycloreversion of a diarylethene: a potential way for triggered release of stored light energy?

    J. Gurke, M. Quick, N. P. Ernsting and S. Hecht, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 2150
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC10182H

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