A high-content diarylethene photochromic polymer for an efficient fluorescence modulation

Yong Chul Jeong, Sung Ik Yang, Eunkyoung Kim, Kwang Hyun Ahn

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A highly fluorescent photochromic polymer, poly-BTFO4, was prepared. The fluorescence quantum yield of the poly-BTFO4 was six times higher than that of BTFO4. Fatigue resistance of the polymer at its photostationary state was significantly enhanced compared with that of BTFO4. Importantly, the poly-BTFO4 film also showed an efficient photochromism as well as strong fluorescence similar to the results in solution, which allow photoinduced fluorescence switching applicable to optical switches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1769-1773
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 24


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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