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Photochromism of diarylethene single crystals: crystal structures and photochromic performance

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Abstract

Diarylethenes undergo thermally irreversible and fatigue-resistant photochromic reactions not only in solution but also in the single-crystalline phase. This article describes recent development of the single-crystalline photochromism of diarylethene derivatives. We focused on the relationship between their crystal structures and the photochromic performance. Photocyclization/cycloreversion quantum yields, absorption spectra, the absorption anisotropies, and surface morphology changes are strongly dependent on the conformations and packing structures of the molecules in the crystals.

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The article was received on 14 Apr 2005, accepted on 03 Jun 2005 and first published on 01 Jul 2005


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B505256D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2005,0, 3895-3905

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    Photochromism of diarylethene single crystals: crystal structures and photochromic performance

    M. Morimoto and M. Irie, Chem. Commun., 2005, 0, 3895
    DOI: 10.1039/B505256D

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