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The enhancement of photoswitching in a diarylethene derivative by the incorporation of cyanobiphenyl groups

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Abstract

A photochromic liquid crystal system based on a diarylethene functionalised in the 2,2′-positions and linked to 4-cyano-4′-hydroxybiphenyl groups via alkyl spacers as chromophores was synthesised and its photochromic and mesomorphic behaviour was investigated.

Graphical abstract: The enhancement of photoswitching in a diarylethene derivative by the incorporation of cyanobiphenyl groups

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The article was received on 11 Dec 2003, accepted on 10 Feb 2004 and first published on 23 Feb 2004


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B316146C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2004, 818-819
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    The enhancement of photoswitching in a diarylethene derivative by the incorporation of cyanobiphenyl groups

    M. Frigoli and G. H. Mehl, Chem. Commun., 2004, 818
    DOI: 10.1039/B316146C

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