Reversible thermal gating of the photochromic properties of 3-methyl-2-(2′,4′-dinitrobenzyl)pyridine in a single crystal

Panče Naumov, Kenji Sakurai

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Abstract

By cooperative twisting of alternating molecules from the adjacent columns, the structure and reaction kinetics of the photochromic compound 3-methyl-2-(2′,4′-dinitrobenzyl)pyridine can be reversibly gated in a single crystal over a hysteresis gap of 10-11 K close to ambient temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1699-1701
Number of pages3
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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