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Research Letters in Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2008, Article ID 906851, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/906851
Research Letter

Photoinduced Change of UV-Absorption and Redox Potential of Alkyne-Bridged Diferrocenyl Azobenzene Derivative

Chemical Engineering College, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot 010051, China

Received 19 June 2008; Accepted 11 August 2008

Academic Editor: Russell Hughes

Copyright © 2008 Limin Han et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

An alkynyl-coupled diferrocenylpropane and azobenzene derivative has been synthesized. Photoinduced change of UV-absorbance and shifts of redox potential of synthesized compound were elucidated by time-dependent density function theory (TD-DFT) calculations, indicating that isomerization of trans to cis configuration occurs by UV irradiation.