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An Electrochemical Color-Switchable RGB Dye: Tristable [2]Catenane

Deng, Wei-Qiao and Flood, Amar H. and Stoddart, J. Fraser and Goddard, William A. (2005) An Electrochemical Color-Switchable RGB Dye: Tristable [2]Catenane. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 127 (46). pp. 15994-15995. ISSN 0002-7863. doi:10.1021/ja0431298.

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We propose a design for an electrochemically driven RGB dye based on a tristable [2]catenane, in which the color of the molecule can be switched between Red, Green, and Blue by merely changing voltage. Based on DFT calculations, we conclude that the tristable [2]catenane should consist of a CBPQT^(4+) ring interlocked with a polyether macrocyle containing DNP (red), TTF (green), and FBZD (blue) units as the tunable RGB color-generating donors. Thus, at controllable voltages 0, V_1, and V_2, the [2]catenane is expected to display green, blue, and red colors, respectively. The advent of these RGB tristable molecules may have potential applications in low cost paperlike electronic displays.

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Additional Information:© 2005 American Chemical Society. Received 15 November 2004. Published online 1 November 2005. Published in print 23 November 2005. We thank Paul Bonvallet (UCLA) for helpful discussions. This research was supported by MSC internal grants (Caltech) and MARCO-FENA (Caltech, UCLA). In addition the MSC is supported by MURI-ARO, MURI-ONR, DOE (ASC, FETL), NSF (CHE), NIH, Aventis Pharma, ChevronTexaco, Nissan Corp., Berlix Biopharma, and Beckman Institute.
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Official Citation:An Electrochemical Color-Switchable RGB Dye:  Tristable [2]Catenane Wei-Qiao Deng, Amar H. Flood, J. Fraser Stoddart, and William A. Goddard III Journal of the American Chemical Society 2005 127 (46), 15994-15995 DOI: 10.1021/ja0431298
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