Photocontrol of electrical conductance with a nonsymmetrical azobenzene dithiol

Tal Ely, Sanjib Das, Wenjie Li, Pintu K. Kundu, Einat Tirosh, David Cahen, Ayelet Vilan, Rafal Klajn

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We report a method for preparing electrode-molecule-electrode junctions that incorporate nonsymmetrical azobenzene dithiols. Our approach is based on sequential deprotection of thiol moieties originally carrying two different protecting groups. The azobenzene derivatives retained their switching properties within monolayers and permitted the photocontrol of electrical conductance.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberST-2013-B0719-L
Pages (from-to)2370-2374
Number of pages5
Issue number18
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • azo compounds
  • isomerization
  • protecting groups
  • self-assembly
  • thiols


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