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Can sunlight drive the photoinduced bending of polymer films?

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Abstract

Photoinduced bending and unbending behavior of crosslinked liquid-crystalline polymers containing azotolane moieties in side chains occurred upon irradiation with sunlight, according to the trans–cisphotoisomerization of the azotolane moieties.

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The article was received on 11 Mar 2009, accepted on 14 Apr 2009 and first published on 24 Apr 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B904973H
J. Mater. Chem., 2009,19, 3141-3143

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    Can sunlight drive the photoinduced bending of polymer films?

    R. Yin, W. Xu, M. Kondo, C. Yen, J. Mamiya, T. Ikeda and Y. Yu, J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 3141
    DOI: 10.1039/B904973H

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