Photoswitching Vertically Oriented Azobenzene Self-Assembled Monolayers at the Solid-Liquid Interface
David Bléger, Artur Ciesielski, Paolo Samori, and Stefan Hecht, Weinheim (2011)
Up or down? Making use of self-assembly, the graphite surface is decorated with upright oriented photochromic units organized by a terfluorene platform. The azobenzenes within the monolayer could be converted from the trans to the cis form leading to substantial and reversible structural reorganization, as revealed by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) studies.
Partners : UdS
Place of Publication : Weinheim
Date of Publication : 2010/11/24
Additional Data : Chemistry - A European Journal Volume 16, Issue 48, pages 14256–14260