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A liquid azobenzene derivative as a solvent-free solar thermal fuel

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Abstract

A liquid solar thermal fuel is developed; a low-molecular weight liquid trans-azobenzene derivative shows facile photoisomerization to the higher-energy cis-isomer in neat condition so that a high volumetric energy density is achieved. Shear viscosity measurements for each isomer liquid unveiled transitions from non-Newtonian to Newtonian fluids.

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Submitted
30 Sep 2014
Accepted
30 Oct 2014
First published
30 Oct 2014

Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 15803-15806
Article type
Communication
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A liquid azobenzene derivative as a solvent-free solar thermal fuel

K. Masutani, M. Morikawa and N. Kimizuka, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 15803
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07713J

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