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Light-fuelled reversible expansion of spiropyran-based vesicles in water

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Abstract

We present the design and synthesis of spiropyran-based dynamic vesicles, for which the building block is the amphiphilic merocyanine isomer. Under irradiation with visible light, the photo-conversion of the protonated and charged merocyanine to the neutral spiropyran form leads to the transient and reversible expansion of these vesicles.

Graphical abstract: Light-fuelled reversible expansion of spiropyran-based vesicles in water

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The article was received on 05 Mar 2018, accepted on 10 Apr 2018 and first published on 10 Apr 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC01780H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article
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    Light-fuelled reversible expansion of spiropyran-based vesicles in water

    S. Kwangmettatam and T. Kudernac, Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8CC01780H

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