Dynamic clicked surfaces based on functionalised pillar[5]arene

Huacheng Zhang, Nathan L. Strutt, Ragnar S. Stoll, Hao Li, Zhixue Zhu, J. Fraser Stoddart*

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A dynamic smart surface which was constructed by the self-assembly of an azobenzene-functionalised pillar[5]arene exhibits reversibly responsive morphologies towards UV and visible light as observed by TEM, SEM and AFM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11420-11422
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number41
StatePublished - Nov 7 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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