Redox-driven mechanical movement, which has been achieved for a liquid-crystalline (LC) bistable rotaxane in the LC phase, is accompanied by obvious electrochromism (electrochemically induced changes in color) of the material. The dumbbell-shaped LC rotaxane with redox-active moieties, which interlocks with an ionic macrocycle, forms ordered redox-active condensed states.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry