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

Pance 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 1 2005

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Reversible thermal gating of the photochromic properties of 3-methyl-2-(2′,4′-dinitrobenzyl)pyridine in a single crystal. / Naumov, Pance; Sakurai, Kenji.

In: Crystal Growth and Design, Vol. 5, No. 5, 01.09.2005, p. 1699-1701.

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