A novel optically active monomer containing a photochromic chromophore, such as trans-(S)-4-(2methacryloyloxypropanoyloxy)azobenzene and its low molecular weight model compound trans-(S)-4-(2-pivaloyloxypropanoyloxy)azobenzene were prepared. Free radically initiated homopolymerization of the methacrylic monomer afforded in fairly high yield a rather high molecular weight polymer which was molecularly and structurally characterized. The molecular mobility of the polymer in all trans configuration, as well as chiroptical properties, photoisomerization kinetics and photochromic behaviour were investigated and compared with those of the low and high molecular weight related compounds. The polymer photoresponsive properties were evaluated by circular dichroism measurements at various extents of photoisomerization. All the results are discussed in terms of structural requirements of the macromolecules.
|Autori:||L. ANGIOLINI; D. CARETTI; L. GIORGINI; E. SALATELLI; C. CARLINI; A. ALTOMARE; SOLARO R|
|Titolo:||Synthesis, chiroptical properties and photoresponsive behaviour of optically active poly[(S)-4-(2-methacryloyloxypropanoyloxy)azobenzene]|
|Anno del prodotto:||1998|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0032-3861(98)00161-X|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|