Highly branched photomechanical crystals
Al-Kaysi RO1, Tong F2, Al-Haidar M1, Zhu L2, Bardeen CJ2.
1College of Science and Health Professions-3124, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, and King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org.
2Department of Chemistry, University of California, 501 Big Springs Road, Riverside, CA 92521, USA. email@example.com.
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When a suspension of the tert-butyl ester of 4-fluoroanthracene-9-carboxylic acid (4F9AC) was slowly hydrolyzed, highly branched photomechanical microcrystals of 4F9AC were grown. Exposure to UV light caused the branches to undergo a reversible sweeping motion that could be used to move and concentrate silica microspheres on a surface.