Near-infrared thermochromic diazapentalene dyes

Gang Qian, Zhi Yuan Wang

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A series of 2,5-diazapentalene containing dyes with tunable energy gaps are visible and near-infrared halochromic towards various acids and their protonated counterparts represent a new class of thermochromic materials with the near-infrared absorption being switched on at room temperature and off above 50 °C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1582-1588
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 22 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • diazapentalene
  • halochromic
  • near-infrared
  • thermochromic


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