Diarylethene nanorods: Preparation, crystal structure, and photochromic properties

Norio Tagawa, Akito Masuhara, Shuji Okada, Hiroshi Katagiri, Tsunenobu Onodera, Hitoshi Kasai, Hidetoshi Oikawa

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    Diarylethene nanorods have been fabricated through the reprecipitation method by using cis-1,2-dicyano-1,2-bis(2,4,5- trimethyl-3-thienyl)ethene (CMTE), and their crystal structure and photochromic properties have been investigated. Through the addition of a surfactant, CMTE formed nanorods during the reprecipitation process. The crystal structure of the CMTE nanorods was investigated as well as that of the bulk crystals. In addition, the CMTE nanorods exhibited photochromism.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)636-637
    Number of pages2
    JournalChemistry Letters
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun 12

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)


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