Role of cubic siloxane cages in mesostructure formation and photoisomerization of azobenzeneSiloxane hybrid

Sufang Guo, Jun Sasaki, Shiho Tsujiuchi, Shintaro Hara, Hiroaki Wada, Kazuyuki Kuroda, Atsushi Shimojima

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    A mesostructured siloxane-based hybrid film is formed by the self-assembly of cubic, double-four-ring (D4R) siloxanes mono-functionalized with azobenzene. The azobenzene groups in the film exhibit reversible and a high degree of transcis isomerization upon UVvis irradiation. The bulky D4R cages play an important role in both the formation of cylindrical assemblies and the improvement of the photoisomerization behavior as compared with conventional azobenzenesiloxane hybrid materials.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1237-1239
    Number of pages3
    JournalChemistry Letters
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2017



    • Azobenzene
    • Self-assembly
    • Siloxane

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)

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