Structure-distortion-induced photomagnetic effect in azobenzene/ polyoxometalate Langmuir-Blodgett films

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We have prepared photomagnetic Langmuir-Blodgett films composed of an amphiphilic azobenzene and a magnetic polyoxometalate. The obtained film possesses a well-organized layered structure where polyoxometalate anions are sandwiched by azobenzene cations in a single-layered manner. Reversible photoisomerization of azobenzene was achieved even at low temperature, accompanying intensity changes in the d-d transition of polyoxometalate anions. The photomagnetic effect was observed reversibly upon alternate UV and visible light irradiation. Based on polarized spectroscopy, the observed photomagnetic effect is ascribed to the structure-distortion of polyoxometalate layers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16014-16020
Number of pages7
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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