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Amide or sulfonamide groups containing azobenzenes for Langmuir-Blodgett films
Author(s): Elga Markava; Gita Matisova; Daina Gustina; Inta Muzikante; Martins A. Rutkis; Lilita Gerca
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Paper Abstract

Five amphiphilic alpha- or beta-amino acid derivatives containing photoactive azobenzene moiety and bearing amide or sulfonamide functional groups were synthesized and mono- and multilayers, prepared by Langmuir-Blodgett technique, were investigated. The reversible photoisomerization processes in solutions of these derivatives were observed. Reversible trans/cis photoisomerization of 4-[4-(hexyl- palmitoylamino)- phenylazo]benzenesulfonyl-(beta) -alanine in multilayer assemblies has been observed on alternate irradiation with UV light (centered at 360 nm) and visible light (452 nm).

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Date Published: 6 February 1997
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2968, Optical Organic and Semiconductor Inorganic Materials, (6 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266859
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Elga Markava, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (Latvia)
Gita Matisova, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (Latvia)
Daina Gustina, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (Latvia)
Inta Muzikante, Institute of Physical Energetics (Latvia)
Martins A. Rutkis, Institute of Physical Energetics (Latvia)
Lilita Gerca, Institute of Physical Energetics (Latvia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2968:
Optical Organic and Semiconductor Inorganic Materials

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