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Macroscopic manifestation of a vapour-induced molecular switching phenomenon

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Abstract

We report a molecular switching event that leads to a reversible large-scale expansion of a floating porphyrin Langmuir layer residing at the air–water interface. This vapour-induced protonation–deprotonation mechanism, responsible for the expansion–contraction cycle, could potentially be exploited in applications in which a physical shape-change is triggered by exposure to an acidic or basic gas.

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The article was received on 19 Mar 2010, accepted on 11 May 2010 and first published on 24 May 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00133C
Citation: Soft Matter, 2010,6, 3157-3159
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    Macroscopic manifestation of a vapour-induced molecular switching phenomenon

    T. H. Richardson, S. Brittle, A. J. Parnell, A. Fryer, T. McCaig, A. Hobson, A. D. F. Dunbar, J. Hutchinson and C. A. Hunter, Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 3157
    DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00133C

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