Photochromic thienylpyridine-bis(alkynyl)borane complexes: Toward readily tunable fluorescence dyes and photoswitchable materials

Hok Lai Wong, Wing Tak Wong, Vivian Wing Wah Yam

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A series of diarylethene-containing N ^C chelated thienylpyridine-bis(alkynyl)borane complexes has been designed and synthesized. Their photophysical and photochromic properties have been investigated and presented. The characteristic low-energy absorption band of their closed forms could be readily tuned from the visible range to the near-infrared region.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1862-1865
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

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