Photo-controlled Electrochemical Switch Based on Photochromic Tetraazaporphyrin Containing Ferrocene Units
A new photochromic compound of tetraazaporphyrin magnesium(II) appended with eight ferrocene units by ethynyl <B>TPF</B> was synthesized. Its photochromic properties and electrochemical properties were studied. As its redox potential was reversibly changed accompanying the open- and closed-ring photoisomerization of <B>TPF</B> with UV–vis light irradiation, <B>TPF</B> may be used as electrochemical switch controlled by light.
- Chemistry letters
Chemistry letters 36(2), 250-251, 2007-02-05
The Chemical Society of Japan