Tunable photochromism in air-stable, robust dithienylethene-containing phospholes through modifications at the phosphorus center

Jacky Chi Hung Chan, Wai Han Lam, Hok Lai Wong, Wing Tak Wong, Vivian Wing Wah Yam

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Robust photoswitch: The photophysical and photochromic properties of a series of robust dithienylethene-containing phosphole derivatives can be readily tuned by simple modifications at the phosphorus center. Both the open and closed forms of the phosphole compounds are stable in benzene solution and in PMMA film in the dark.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11504-11508
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • density functional calculations
  • optical properties
  • phosphorus heterocycles
  • photochromism
  • thiophenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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