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Efficient solid-state photoswitching of methoxyazobenzene in a metal–organic framework for thermal energy storage

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>31/03/2022
<mark>Journal</mark>Chemical Science
Issue number10
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)3014-3019
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date23/02/22
<mark>Original language</mark>English


4-Methoxyazobenzene can be occluded into the pores of a MOF and show near-quantitative E → Z photoisomerization under irradiation with 365 nm light. The energy density of the composite is 101 J g<jats:sup/>−1 and the half-life of the Z-isomer is 6 days.