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Photoinduced twisting behavior of chiral cyclic compounds
Author(s): Masuki Kawamoto; Takuya Aoki; Tatsuo Wada
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Paper Abstract

We designed and synthesized a novel type of a cyclic compound containing azobenzene and binaphthyl moieties. The most significant characteristic of the compound is to possess a reversible change in a dihedral angle of a binaphthyl moiety by means of photoisomerization of the azobenzene moiety. Furthermore, the compound shows change in a twisting motion in a solution, a neat film, and a liquid-crystalline host by alternating irradiation of UV and visible light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6653, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials VII, 66530K (13 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.737575
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Masuki Kawamoto, RIKEN (Japan)
Takuya Aoki, RIKEN (Japan)
Tatsuo Wada, RIKEN (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6653:
Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials VII
Jean-Michel Nunzi, Editor(s)

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