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Note | Regular issue | Vol 63, No. 12, 2004, pp.2869-2874
Published online, 26th October, 2004
DOI: 10.3987/COM-04-10230
Synthesis and Absorption Properties of Zinc-Phthalocyanines with Photoresponsive Azobenzene Groups

Ki-Jong Han and Kwang-Yol Kay*

*Department of Molecular Science and Technology, Ajou University, Suwon 442-749, Korea


The phthalocyanines (1) and (2) with eight photoisomerizable azobenzene groups have been synthesized and spectroscopically characterized. These macrocycles exhibit partial trans-cis isomerzation properties upon irradiation of UV/VIS light.