A liquid azobenzene derivative as a solvent-free solar thermal fuel

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    Abstract

    A liquid solar thermal fuel is developed; a low-molecular weight liquid trans-azobenzene derivative shows facile photoisomerization to the higher-energy cis-isomer in neat condition so that a high volumetric energy density is achieved. Shear viscosity measurements for each isomer liquid unveiled transitions from non-Newtonian to Newtonian fluids.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)15803-15806
    Number of pages4
    JournalChemical Communications
    Volume50
    Issue number99
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 18 2014

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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