Solution and Solid-State Emission Toggling of a Photochromic Hydrazone
Authors: Shao B.H., Baroncini M., Qian H., Bussotti L., Di Donato M., Credi A., Aprahamian I.
Autors Affiliation: Dartmouth Coll, Dept Chem, Hanover, NH 03755 USA; Univ Bologna, CLAN, Via Gobetti 101, I-40129 Bologna, Italy; CNR, Via Gobetti 101, I-40129 Bologna, Italy; Univ Bologna, Dipartimento Sci & Tecnol Agroalimentari, Viale Fanin 50, I-40127 Bologna, Italy; LENS European Lab Nonlinear Spect, Via N Carrara 1, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, FI, Italy; INO, Largo Enrico Fermi 6, I-50125 Florence, Italy
Abstract: The proliferation of light-activated switches in recent years has enabled their use in a broad range of applications encompassing an array of research fields and disciplines. All current systems, however, have limitations (e.g., from complicated synthesis to incompatibility in biologically relevant media and lack of switching in the solid-state) that can stifle their real-life application. Here we report on a system that packs most, if not all, the desired, targeted and sought-after traits from photochromic compounds (bistability, switching in various media ranging from serum to solid-state, while exhibiting ON/OFF fluorescence emission switching, and two-photon assisted near-infrared light toggling) in an easily accessible structure.
Journal/Review: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
Volume: 140 (39) Pages from: 12323 to: 12327
KeyWords: machines nobel lecture; visible-light; molecular switches; AZO-BF2 switches; fluorescenceDOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b07108Citations: 10data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2019-10-13References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here