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Photoswitchable Sexithiophene-Based Molecular Wires

Areephong, J., Hurenkamp, J. H., Milder, M. T. W., Meetsma, A., Herek, J. L., Browne, W. R. & Feringa, B. L., 5-Feb-2009, In : Organic letters. 11, 3, p. 721-724 4 p.

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Photochromic sexithiophenes were prepared by oxidative electrochemical coupling of terthiophenes. The redox properties in the open state are typical of sexithiophenes. Ring closure of both photochromic units leads to a decrease in the energy of the LUMO orbitals with little affect on the energy of the HOMO orbitals. The photochemical tuning of the conjugation of a molecular wire is achieved by combining dithienylethene units with a sexithiophene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)721-724
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Volume11
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 5-Feb-2009

    Keywords

  • END-CAPPED OLIGOTHIOPHENES, THIOPHENE OLIGOMERS, THIN-FILM, POLYTHIOPHENE, ELECTRONICS, SWITCHES, POLYMER, LIGHT

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