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Publication Details

Title :

Highly branched photomechanical crystals

Journal:

Chemical Communications

Impact Factor:

6.567

Authors:

Al-Kaysi RO1, Tong F2, Al-Haidar M1, Zhu L2, Bardeen CJ2.

Affiliations:

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. kaysir@ksau-hs.edu.sa rabihalkaysi@gmail.com.

2Department of Chemistry, University of California, 501 Big Springs Road, Riverside, CA 92521, USA. christopher.bardeen@ucr.edu.

Year of Publication:

2017

Volume Number:

53 

Issue Number:

17

ISSN Number:

1359-7345

Pages:

2622-2625

DOI:

10.1039/c6cc08999b

Abstract:

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.