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Photomobile materials with interpenetrating polymer networks composed of liquid-crystalline and amorphous polymers

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Abstract

We developed interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs) composed of a crosslinked azobenzene liquid-crystalline polymer (PAzo) and poly(alkyl methacrylate)s (PAMAs). When irradiated with UV and visible light, the IPN films showed reversible bending. The photoresponsive and mechanical properties of PAzo films were significantly enhanced by incorporation of the PAMA components.

Graphical abstract: Photomobile materials with interpenetrating polymer networks composed of liquid-crystalline and amorphous polymers

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The article was received on 24 May 2015, accepted on 10 Jun 2015 and first published on 22 Jun 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5TC01489A
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J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015,3, 8006-8009

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    Photomobile materials with interpenetrating polymer networks composed of liquid-crystalline and amorphous polymers

    T. Ube, K. Takado and T. Ikeda, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 8006
    DOI: 10.1039/C5TC01489A

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