Photo-patterning of honeycomb films prepared from amphiphilic copolymer containing photochromic spiropyran

Miki Kojima, Takayuki Nakanishi, Yuji Hirai, Hiroshi Yabu, Masatsugu Shimomura

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Abstract

Honeycomb films were prepared by using a photo-responsive amphiphilic copolymer containing photochromic spiropyran. Through the photo-responsivity of spiropyran, the molecular polarities provide solubility changes against chloroform vapor after UV irradiation. The merocyanine area formed with UV irradiation retained its honeycomb-pattern against chloroform vapor, though the spiropyran area without UV irradiation dissolved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3970-3972
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume46
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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