Self-assembly of tubular microstructures from mixed-valence metal complexes and their reversible transformation by external stimuli

Keita Kuroiwa, Masaki Yoshida, Shigeyuki Masaoka, Kenji Kaneko, Ken Sakai, Nobuo Kimizuka

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Mix and shake: Lipid packaged dinuclear ruthenium(II,III) complexes of class III mixed-valence state produce a reversible hypochromic effect upon external physical stimuli, such as shaking, due to the arrangement of transition dipole moments. The effect is accompanied by tubular-to-ribbon structural changes (see scheme).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)656-659
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 16 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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