Optical modulation of supramolecular assembly of amphiphilic photochromic diarylethene: from nanofiber to nanosphere.


A diarylethene derivative with histamines as side chains was synthesized and the morphology of self-assembled supramolecular architecture can be tuned from nanofiber to nanosphere by photo irradiation. The theoretical calculation and model of the self-assembled nanostructure are presented to illuminate the possible self-assembly mechanism. 
DOI: 10.1039/c1cc11385b


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