A new class of inorganicorganic hybrid photomechanical material has been created by mono-substitution of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) with an azobenzene group via amide bond formation. This compound formed needle-like molecular crystals showing reversible photoinduced bending motions. This finding provides a new design concept of photomechanical materials for various applications.
- Photomechanical material
- Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS)
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