Photomodulable phosphines incorporating diarylethene moieties

Giulio Bianchini, Giorgio Strukul, Duncan F. Wass*, Alessandro Scarso

*Corresponding author for this work

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Incorporation of the dithienylethene moiety as a substituent provides new 'switchable' phosphine ligands whose electronic properties are reversibly modulated by light. The presence of electron-withdrawing substituents in the photochromic unit increases the σ-donation gap between the photo-modulated open and closed phosphine isomers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10795-10798
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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