Liquid Bisazobenzenes as Molecular Solar Thermal Fuel with Enhanced Energy Density

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Liquid molecular solar thermal fuels containing m-bisazobenzene units are newly developed. Efficient E-Z photoisomerization was observed both in solutions and in neat liquids, with the thermal stability of Z isomers comparable to those of azobenzene derivatives. The heat storage capacities of liquid m-bisazobenzenes (230262 J/g) are larger than that previously reported for a liquid azobenzene solar thermal fuel (168 J/g). This work provides a new design guideline for enhancing gravimetric energy density in condensed molecular solar thermal fuels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-406
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Liquid Bisazobenzenes as Molecular Solar Thermal Fuel with Enhanced Energy Density'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this