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Fastest non-ionic azo dyes and transfer of their thermal isomerisation kinetics into liquid-crystalline materials

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Push–pull bithienylpyrrole-based azo dyes exhibit thermal isomerisation rates as fast as 1.4 μs in acetonitrile at 298 K becoming, thus, the fastest neutral azo dyes reported so far. These remarkably low relaxation times can be transferred into liquid-crystalline matrices enabling light-triggered oscillations in the optical density of the final material up to 11 kHz under ambient conditions.

Graphical abstract: Fastest non-ionic azo dyes and transfer of their thermal isomerisation kinetics into liquid-crystalline materials

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Submitted
15 Jan 2016
Accepted
10 Mar 2016
First published
10 Mar 2016

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 5132-5135
Article type
Communication

Fastest non-ionic azo dyes and transfer of their thermal isomerisation kinetics into liquid-crystalline materials

J. Garcia-Amorós, M. C. R. Castro, P. Coelho, M. M. M. Raposo and D. Velasco, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 5132
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00403B

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