Photoresponsive dendritic monolayers

J.W. Weener, E.W. Meijer

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Azobenzene derivatives are excellent candidates for optical switching systems, due to their facile and reversible photoisomerization. However, the chromophores are usually aggregated in Langmuir-Blodgett films, which suppresses this cis-trans isomerization. Here is reported the anchoring of palmitoyl and azobenzene functions to a fifth-generation dendrimer (see Figure) to yield very stable monolayers that show reversible photoinduced switching.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)741-746
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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