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Synthesis and Characterization of Photo-Responsive Carbosilane Dendrimers
Division of Material Science, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Sakura, Saitama 338-8570, Japan
The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
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Received: 2 June 2009; in revised form: 13 June 2009 / Accepted: 17 June 2009 / Published: 18 June 2009
Abstract: Preparation of photo-responsive carbosilane dendrimers bearing 4-phenylazo-benzonitrile units on their molecular surface has been accomplished, and their both photo and thermal behaviors have also been characterized. These functional dendrimers suggest that the apparent molecular sizes of the cis-isomers are smaller than those of the corresponding trans-isomers, since the molecular diameter of these dendrimers would be shorter on the basis of trans→cis photo-isomerization of azobenzene.
Keywords: azobenzene; carbosilane dendrimer; heat isomerization
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Koyama, T.; Hatano, K.; Matsuoka, K.; Esumi, Y.; Terunuma, D. Synthesis and Characterization of Photo-Responsive Carbosilane Dendrimers. Molecules 2009, 14, 2226-2234.
Koyama T, Hatano K, Matsuoka K, Esumi Y, Terunuma D. Synthesis and Characterization of Photo-Responsive Carbosilane Dendrimers. Molecules. 2009; 14(6):2226-2234.
Koyama, Tetsuo; Hatano, Ken; Matsuoka, Koji; Esumi, Yasuaki; Terunuma, Daiyo. 2009. "Synthesis and Characterization of Photo-Responsive Carbosilane Dendrimers." Molecules 14, no. 6: 2226-2234.