2015-05-01Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.1039/c5cc02811f
Gating the photochromism of an azobenzene by strong host–guest interactions in a divalent pseudorotaxane
Traulsen, Nora L.
Achazi, Andreas J.
Krbek, Larissa K. S. von
Schalley, Christoph A.
Institut für Chemie
The ability of an E-configured azobenzene guest to undergo photoisomerisation is controlled by the presence of a complementary host. Addition of base/acid allowed for a weakening/strengthening of the interactions in the divalent pseudorotaxane complex and hence could switch on/off photochromic activity.
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