Orthogonal photo-switching of supramolecular patterned surfaces

Dongsheng Wang, Frank Schellenberger, Jonathan T. Pham, Hans Jürgen Butt, Si Wu

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We used Azo/α-CD and ipAzo/γ-CD host-guest complexes to demonstrate that four independent stable states can be orthogonally photo-switched by UV (365 nm), blue (470 nm), green (530 nm) and red light (625 nm). A supramolecular patterned surface was fabricated and orthogonally photo-switched by light with different wavelengths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3403-3406
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number27
StatePublished - 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
D. W. was supported by the CSC program. This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, WU 787/2-1). J. T. P was supported by an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship.

Publisher Copyright:
© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2018.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Chemistry (all)
  • Catalysis


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