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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