All-in-one type ESIPT-active multi-stimuli responsive 7-diethylamino-4-hydroxycoumarin-rhodamine B hydrazone as molecular switches and the reversible photochromic features of its zinc ensemble

Moorthy Mathivanan, Balamurugan Tharmalingam, Ottoor Anitha, Chia Her Lin, Viruthachalam Thiagarajan, Balasubramanian Murugesapandian*

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Abstract

Multi-stimuli responsive fluorescent materials have vast applications in the field of chemistry, physics and material science. Among the multifunctional materials, ESIPT-active materials have drawn prodigious attraction in recent years due to their large Stokes shifted emission and dual emissive behavior. Herein, we report a novel "all-in-one"type fluorescent 7-diethylamino-4-hydroxycoumarin-rhodamine B conjugate (DHCRH) which shows aggregation induced emission, acidochromism, and mechanochromic luminescent features along with unique methanol responsiveness. An information protection application was executed via a write-erase-write fluorescent platform using the acidochromic feature of DHCRH. Furthermore, the DHCRH-Zn ensemble was found to exhibit reversible photochromic behavior from a yellow to pink color in the solution state upon irradiation with 365 nm UV light through an intramolecular ring opening and closing mechanism. The complex provided a long lifetime for the ring-opened form and good fatigue resistance for reversible photochromism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8183-8196
Number of pages14
JournalMaterials Chemistry Frontiers
Volume5
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Dec 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Materials Chemistry

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