Photoresponse of azopyridine-modified polymer-metal complex nanocrystals

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    We have successfully fabricated insoluble polymer-metal complex [{Cu2(µ-Br)2(PPh3)2}(µ-bpy)]n (bpy = 4, 4′-bipyridine) nanocrystals by developing already-established heterogeneous reaction process, which clearly show luminescence in solid state. Photochromic azopyridine was also adsorbed and modified on the surface of polymer-metal complex nanocrystals through applying the improved heterogeneous reaction process. Interestingly, the obtained azopyridine-modified polymer-metal complex nanocrystals emitted photoresponsive fluorescence by alternative photoisomerization of azopyridine on the nanocrystals surface.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)109-114
    Number of pages6
    JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sep 2


    • Photoresponse
    • polymer-metal complex nanocrystals
    • surface-modification

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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