Efficient Synthesis and Properties of a Photochromic Hybrid Diarylethene Bearing a Isoxazole Moiety
A novel photochromic hybrid diarylethene based on both isoxazole and cyano moieties was synthesized and its photochromic and fluorescent properties were also investigated. This compound exhibited good photochromism and functioned as a fluorescence switch upon alternating irradiation with UV and visible light both in solution and in PMMA film. Using this diarylethene 1c as optical storage was performed successfully.
Jianmin Zeng, Yun-Hae Kim and Yanfeng Chen
H. L. Liu et al., "Efficient Synthesis and Properties of a Photochromic Hybrid Diarylethene Bearing a Isoxazole Moiety", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 399-401, pp. 1039-1042, 2012