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    • ISSN: 2010-0221
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2016 Vol.7(1): 52-55 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2016.V7.541

Synthesis and Visible-Light Photochromism of a Donor-Acceptor Type of Dimethyl 2,3-bis(arylethynyl)fumarate

Ryota Sakamoto
Abstract—Herein, the author synthesized a donor-acceptor type of photochromic dimethyl 2,3-bis(arylethynyl)fumarate, (E)-2, where ferrocene and 4-nitrobenzene were employed as donor and acceptor arenes, respectively. Compared to parent dimethyl 2,3-bis(ferrocenylethynyl)fumarate, (E)-2 enjoyed more profound donor-acceptor interaction, leading to a red-shifted intramolecular charge transfer band. (E)-2 underwent visible-light photochromism upon excitation with the intramolecular charge transfer band.

Index Terms—Photochromism, ferrocene, donor-acceptor interaction.

Ryota Sakamoto is with the University of Tokyo, Japan (e-mail:


Cite: Ryota Sakamoto, "Synthesis and Visible-Light Photochromism of a Donor-Acceptor Type of Dimethyl 2,3-bis(arylethynyl)fumarate," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 52-55, 2016.

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