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Unprecedented Stability of a Photochromic Bisthienylethene Based on Benzobisthiadiazole as an Ethene Bridge

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  • Prof. Dr. Weihong Zhu,

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    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Functional Materials Chemistry, Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai 200237 (China)
    • Shanghai Key Laboratory of Functional Materials Chemistry, Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai 200237 (China)
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  • Yuheng Yang,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Functional Materials Chemistry, Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai 200237 (China)
    2. PPSM, ENS Cachan, CNRS, UniverSud, 61 av Président Wilson, 94230 Cachan (France)
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  • Dr. Rémi Métivier,

    1. PPSM, ENS Cachan, CNRS, UniverSud, 61 av Président Wilson, 94230 Cachan (France)
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  • Dr. Qiong Zhang,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Functional Materials Chemistry, Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai 200237 (China)
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  • Dr. Régis Guillot,

    1. Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay, UMR8182 CNRS, Université Paris-Sud, Bât 420, 91405 Orsay Cedex (France)
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  • Prof. Dr. Yongshu Xie,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Functional Materials Chemistry, Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai 200237 (China)
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  • Prof. Dr. He Tian,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Functional Materials Chemistry, Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai 200237 (China)
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  • Prof. Dr. Keitaro Nakatani

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    1. PPSM, ENS Cachan, CNRS, UniverSud, 61 av Président Wilson, 94230 Cachan (France)
    • PPSM, ENS Cachan, CNRS, UniverSud, 61 av Président Wilson, 94230 Cachan (France)
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  • This work was supported by NSFC/China, National 973 Program (2011CB808400), the Oriental Scholarship, SRFDP 200802510011, and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (WK1013002). The China Scholarship Council and PHENICS international network (CNRS GDRI93) supported this collaboration.

Abstract

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An open and closed case: The photochromic bisthienylethene BTTE based on benzobisthiadiazole exhibits excellent photochromic performance in both solution and single crystals (see picture). BTTE shows excellent thermal stability, which is comparable to the widely known five-membered hexafluorocyclopentene-based counterpart.

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