Light and heat flip compound between phases

Written by Tom Wilson for Chemistry World

Scientists from Japan can now transform an ionic liquid to a solid coordination polymer using UV light, and then reverse the switch using heat.

Tomoyuki Mochida and co-workers from Kobe University, Japan, synthesised a ruthenium-containing ionic liquid, which transforms to a yellow solid coordination polymer when irradiated with UV light. Applying heat reverses the process.

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Yusuke Funasako, Shotaro Mori and Tomoyuki Mochida
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 6277-6279
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02807A, Communication
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