Photoresponse of azopyridine-modified polymer-metal complex nanocrystals

Ryuju Suzuki, Tsunenobu Onodera, Hitoshi Kasai, Hidetoshi Oikawa

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We have successfully fabricated insoluble polymer-metal complex [{Cu2(µ-Br)2(PPh3)2}(µ-bpy)]n (bpy = 4, 4′-bipyridine) nanocrystals by developing already-established heterogeneous reaction process, which clearly show luminescence in solid state. Photochromic azopyridine was also adsorbed and modified on the surface of polymer-metal complex nanocrystals through applying the improved heterogeneous reaction process. Interestingly, the obtained azopyridine-modified polymer-metal complex nanocrystals emitted photoresponsive fluorescence by alternative photoisomerization of azopyridine on the nanocrystals surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-114
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sept 2


  • Photoresponse
  • polymer-metal complex nanocrystals
  • surface-modification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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