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Lights, Magnets, Action!
S. Venkataramani, U. Jana, M. Dommaschk, F. D. Sönnichsen, F. Tuczek, R. Herges*
University of Kiel, Germany
18 March 2011 (online)
This work describes the synthesis of a phenylazopyridine (PAP) decorated porphyrin system. The resulting pophyrin derivative is diamagnetic when the PAP arm is in the trans geometry. Upon irradiation, the PAP isomerizes to the cis form yielding a paramagnetic complex.