We thank Mr. Mitsuhiko Morimoto and Mr. Koshiro Yamakawa of Perkin Elmer Japan Co., Ltd. Osaka Branch Office for the use of Perkin Elmer Spectrum Spotlight 300. This work was supported by ACT of Japan Science and Technology Cooperation (JST), Sumitomo Foundation, and a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) No. 12 640 567 from the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports, and Culture.
A Novel Photochromic Film by Oxidation Polymerization of a Bisbenzothienylethene with Phenol Groups†
Article first published online: 16 MAY 2003
© 2003 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 15, Issue 10, pages 785–788, May, 2003
How to Cite
Uchida, K., Takata, A., Saito, M., Murakami, A., Nakamura, S. and Irie, M. (2003), A Novel Photochromic Film by Oxidation Polymerization of a Bisbenzothienylethene with Phenol Groups. Adv. Mater., 15: 785–788. doi: 10.1002/adma.200304562
- Issue published online: 16 MAY 2003
- Article first published online: 16 MAY 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 FEB 2003
- Manuscript Received: 29 OCT 2002
- Photochromic materials;
- Thin films, polymeric
A photochromic polymer film is prepared by the oxidation polymerization of a diarylethene. The photoreactive conformation is maintained. A pattern can be written on the film using visible light, and upon irradiation with IR light, a non-destructive read-out of the patterned image is carried out. The structural changes resulting from illumination are shown in the Scheme.