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A surface confined yttrium(III) bis-phthalocyaninato complex: a colourful switch controlled by electrons

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Abstract

SAMs of a Y(III) double-decker complex on ITO have been prepared and their electrical and optical properties explored, exhibiting three accessible stable redox states with characteristic absorption bands in the visible spectra, corresponding to three complementary colors (i.e., green, blue and red). These absorption bands are exploited as output signals of this robust ternary electrochemical switch, behaving hence as an electrochromic molecular-based device.

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The article was received on 28 Jan 2016, accepted on 26 Apr 2016 and first published on 26 Apr 2016


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC00443A
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2016,7, 4940-4944
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    A surface confined yttrium(III) bis-phthalocyaninato complex: a colourful switch controlled by electrons

    I. Alcón, M. Gonidec, M. R. Ajayakumar, M. Mas-Torrent and J. Veciana, Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 4940
    DOI: 10.1039/C6SC00443A

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