A fluorescent and halochromic indolizine switch

Yang Zhang, Jaume Garcia-Amorós, Burjor Captain, Françisco M. Raymo*

*Corresponding author for this work

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An indolizine heterocycle switches from a nonemissive to an emissive form upon protonation. The co-entrapment of this molecular switch and a photoacid generator in polymer films allows the imprinting of fluorescent patterns in the resulting materials. These operating principles permit the writing and reading of information under optical control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2744-2747
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Issue number14
StatePublished - Apr 14 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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