Controlling the Isomerization Rate of an Azo-BF2 Switch Using Aggregation.


A novel visible-light activated azo-BF2 switch possessing a phenanthridinyl π-system has been synthesized, and its switching properties have been characterized as a function of concentration. The switch self-aggregates through π-π interactions, and the degree of aggregation modulates the Z → E thermal isomerization rate. This property allows for the active… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b10982


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