Reversible mechanochromic luminescence of a heteroatom-free helically chiral hydrocarbon

Ryota Yamano, Yu Shibata, Fuminao Kishimoto, Shuntaro Tsubaki, Yuji Wada, Ken Tanaka

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It has been established that both racemic and homochiral forms of a diaryl-substituted dibenzo[7]helicene exhibit reversible mechanochromic luminescence. The racemic and homochiral crystals of this helicene possessed different packing structures with different emission colors. Upon mechanical stimulation, both crystals were transformed into amorphous powders that exhibit similar emission colors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1228-1231
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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