Photocontrol of the basal spacing of azobenzene-magadiite intercalation compound

M. Ogawa*, T. Ishii, N. Miyamoto, K. Kuroda

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The intercalation of a cationic azobenzene derivative into the interlayer space of magadiite was achieved. The spectral properties as well as the X-ray diffraction results reveal that the adsorbed azo cations form head-to-head aggregates in the interlayer space. The basal spacing of the compound changed reversibly upon photoisomerization of the intercalated azobenzene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1107-1109
Number of pages3
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jul 18
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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