Light-fuelled reversible expansion of spiropyran-based vesicles in water

Supaporn Kwangmettatam, Tibor Kudernac* (Corresponding Author)

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We present the design and synthesis of spiropyran-based dynamic vesicles, for which the building block is the amphiphilic merocyanine isomer. Under irradiation with visible light, the photo-conversion of the protonated and charged merocyanine to the neutral spiropyran form leads to the transient and reversible expansion of these vesicles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5311-5314
Number of pages4
JournalChemical communications
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2018


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