Substituent effects on the properties of photochromic hybrid diarylethenes with a naphthalene moiety.


Four new unsymmetrical photochromic diarylethenes bearing both naphthalene and thiophene moieties were synthesized, and the structures of two diarylethenes were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The naphthalene ring was connected directly to the central perfluorocyclopentene ring as an aryl moiety and available to participate in… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2014.09.022


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