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Negative photochromism of a TCF chromophore

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A novel negative photochromic compound has been designed and synthesized. The structure of the compound consists of a tricyanofuran (TCF) moiety and a quinoline moiety, bridged by a double bond. Upon irradiation with visible light, the neutral thermostable form of the compound quickly transforms to a cyclic zwitterionic form with over 90% conversion efficiency.

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23 Apr 2011
03 Jun 2011
First published
27 Jun 2011

Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 8575-8577
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Negative photochromism of a TCF chromophore

P. Peng, D. Strohecker and Y. Liao, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 8575
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC12379C

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