Light-Driven Molecular Switches with Tetrahedral and Axial Chirality
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
nematic liquid-crystals, helical twisting power, photochemical modulation, azobenzene, color, photoisomerization, amplification, behavior
Two light-driven molecular switches with tetrahedral and axial chirality were synthesized, which can induce a helical superstructure in an achiral liquid crystal host and dynamically phototune it to achieve reversible reflection color.
Green, Lisa; Li, Yannian; White, Timothy; Urbas, Augustine; Bunning, Timothy; and Li, Quan (2009). Light-Driven Molecular Switches with Tetrahedral and Axial Chirality. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 7(19), 3930-3933. doi: 10.1039/b910583b Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/cpippubs/356