Photochromic polymer films prepared by photocuring of fluoroalkyldiacrylate and diarylethene derivatives

Eunk Young Kim, Song Yun Cho

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Preparation of photochromic polymer films by photocuring methods was investigated using a solution of 2,2,3,3-tetrafluoro-l,4-butyldiacrylate (TFBDA) and diarylethenes (DA) in the presence of a photo initiator. The photopolymerization rate of DA mixture was highly dependent on the diarylethene structure. The rate was much faster in the mixture containing radical curable DA monomers than those without reactive group. Quantum yield for the photochromic cyclization was higher in the polymer film in which DA were chemically bound to the polymer network, than in the DA doped polymer films. Rewritable recording was attempted by using two light sources of UV and visible light.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-390
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventProceedings of the Korea-Japan Joint Forum on Organic Materials for Electronics and Photonics (KJF2001) - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2001 Sept 252001 Sept 27

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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