Pseudogem-DPIM-DPI[2.2]PC dimer (3), with a C-N bond between the [2.2]paracyclophane ([2.2]PC) moiety and the imidazole ring, was synthesized. This is the first crystallographic observation of a highly sterically constrained 1-ene-2,5-cyclohexadiene structure for a [2.2]PC derivative. Compound 3 shows a photochromic behavior, exhibiting a color change from pale yellow to green upon either UV or visible light irradiation, both in the solid state and in solution at room temperature.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry