These authors contributed equally to this work.
Photoswitchable Conductivity in a Rigidly Dendronized Salt
Article first published online: 27 NOV 2012
Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 2, pages 669–673, January 7, 2013
How to Cite
Nguyen, T.-T.-T., Türp, D., Wagner, M. and Müllen, K. (2013), Photoswitchable Conductivity in a Rigidly Dendronized Salt. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 669–673. doi: 10.1002/anie.201206010
- Issue published online: 28 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 27 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 21 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Received: 26 JUL 2012
- dendronized anions;
- photoswitchable conductivity;
- weakly coordinating anions
Light switch: A dendronized salt exhibiting photoswitchable conductivity was designed and synthesized. The salt consists of tetrabutylammonium cations and large, rigidly dendronized borate anions, each bearing eight photoresponsive azobenzene moieties. The conductivity of solutions of this salt can be reversibly switched by irradiation, owing to light-induced changes in the overall size of the dendronized anion and the density of its polyphenylene shell.