Title

Light-Driven Molecular Switches with Tetrahedral and Axial Chirality

Publication Title

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry

Publication Date

8-3-2009

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1039/b910583b

Keywords

nematic liquid-crystals, helical twisting power, photochemical modulation, azobenzene, color, photoisomerization, amplification, behavior

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

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.

Comments

Available on publisher's site at http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/10.1039/b910583b.

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