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Synthesis and photochromic properties of asymmetric diarylethenes
Author(s): Xinhong Zhou; Fushi Zhang; Haobo Guo; Fan Sun; Shouzhi Pu; Peng Yuan
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Paper Abstract

Two asymmetric photochromic diarylethenes with different spectra in open and closed form were synthesized simultaneously. Irradiation of the open form with UV light results in essentially quantitative photocyclization to the deeply colored form. The compounds show attractive optical properties and are expected to be used in optical storage and photoswitch.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4930, Advanced Optical Storage Technology, (17 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.483374
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Xinhong Zhou, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Fushi Zhang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Haobo Guo, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Fan Sun, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Shouzhi Pu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Peng Yuan, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4930:
Advanced Optical Storage Technology
Duanyi Xu; Seiya Ogawa, Editor(s)

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