Herein we report the synthesis and characterization of light responsive metal organic framework (MOF) single crystals containing the photochromic diarylethene 1,2-bis(2,5-dimethyl-thien-3-yl)perfluorocyclopentene. Polarized light microscopy on single crystals indicates that the photochrome is preferentially aligned along the c-axis of the host. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Walton, I. M., Cox, J. M., Coppin, J. A., Linderman, C. M., Patel, D. G., & Benedict, J. B. (2013). Photo-responsive MOFs: Light-induced switching of porous single crystals containing a photochromic diarylethene. Chemical Communications, 49(73), 8012–8014. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3cc44119a