A simplicity-guided cocktail approach toward multicolor fluorescent systems
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2020
A molecular cocktail containing two photochromic diarylethene derivatives that displays multicolor emission spanning blue-green to orange in a color-correlated fashion has been devised. The function does not rely on excited state communication such as energy transfer reactions, which is the typical case for similar systems. Instead, harnessing the intrinsic fluorescent and photochromic properties of the two individual diarylethene derivatives run in parallel is enough to realize the color changes. This offers an extremely flexible situation as for the choice of the fluorophores and their respective concentrations. The function is conveniently demonstrated in bulk solution at μM concentrations, where a single light source serves as the color changing stimulus.