Chem Commun (Camb) 2013 Sep 1;49(73):8012-4. Epub 2013 Aug 1.
Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, New York 14260, USA.
Herein we report the synthesis and characterization of light responsive metal organic framework (MOF) single crystals containing the photochromic diarylethene 1,2-bis(2,5-dimethyl-thien-3-yl)perfluorocyclopentene. Polarized light microscopy on single crystals indicates that the photochrome is preferentially aligned along the c-axis of the host.