Nanocrystallization process of diarylethene

Norio Tagawa, Akito Masuhara, Tsunenobu Onodera, Hitoshi Kasai, Hachiro Nakanishi, Hidetoshi Oikawa

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    We have clarified nanocrystallization process of diarylethene in the reprecipitation method using a derivative, cis-1,2-cyano-1,2-bis(2,4,5,- trimethyl-3-thienyl)ethene (CMTE) as a typical example of diarylethene. The crystal growth was investigated by the time-dependence measurement of crystal size with dynamic light scattering (DLS). Nanocrystallization process could be explained by the cluster-model.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)45/[385]-49/[389]
    JournalMolecular crystals and liquid crystals
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • Diarylethene
    • nanocrystallization
    • nanocrystals
    • organic nanocrystal
    • photochromism
    • reprecipitation method

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics


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