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Photochromic one-dimensional nanostructures based on dithienylethene: fabrication by light-induced precipitation and reversible transformation in the nanoparticle state

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Abstract

A convenient protocol has been developed to fabricate one-dimensional nanostructures of a photochromic molecule cis-l,2-dicyano-l,2-bis(2,4,5-trimethyl-3-thieny1)ethene (CMTE). Light-induced self-assembled nanorods and nanowires of the colored form were obtained in situ under UV light irradiation in aqueous dispersion and redissolved under green light. Reversible and fatigue-resistant optical switching in the nanoparticle state was demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Photochromic one-dimensional nanostructures based on dithienylethene: fabrication by light-induced precipitation and reversible transformation in the nanoparticle state

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The article was received on 26 Jul 2011, accepted on 05 Oct 2011 and first published on 17 Oct 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC14561D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 2489-2491

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    Photochromic one-dimensional nanostructures based on dithienylethene: fabrication by light-induced precipitation and reversible transformation in the nanoparticle state

    A. Patra, R. Métivier, F. Brisset and K. Nakatani, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 2489
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC14561D

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