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1 [Front Cover]
Correlation between steric substituent constants and thermal cycloreversion reactivity of diarylethene closed-ring isomers

D. Kitagawa, K. Sasaki, S. Kobatake
Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn.84(2), 141-147 (2011).
[BCSJ Award Article]

[DOI: 10.1246/bcsj.20100274], published on February 2011

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Alkyl substituent effects in photochemical and thermal reactions of photochromic thiophene-S,S-dioxidized diarylethenes

H. Shoji, D. Kitagawa, S. Kobatake
New J. Chem.38(3), 933-941 (2014).

[DOI: 10.1039/c3nj01246h], published on March 1, 2014

3 [Back Cover]
Dependence of photoinduced bending behavior of diarylethene crystals on irradiation wavelength of ultraviolet light

D. Kitagawa, R. Tanaka, S. Kobatake
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.17(41), 27300-27305 (2015).

[DOI: 10.1039/c5cp03073k], published on November 7, 2015
4 [Inside Back Cover]
Photoinduced stepwise bending behavior of photochromic diarylethene crystals

D. Kitagawa, R. Tanaka, S. Kobatake
CrystEngComm18(38), 7236-7240 (2016).

[DOI: 10.1039/c6ce00607h], published on October 14, 2016
5 [Back Cover]
Wavelength-selective and high-contrast multicolour fluorescence photoswitching in a mixture of photochromic nanoparticles

S. Ishida, T. Fukaminato, D. Kitagawa, S. Kobatake, S. Kim, T. Ogata, S. Kurihara
Chem. Commun.53(59), 8268-8271 (2017).

[DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02938A], published on July 28, 2017
6 [Front Cover]
Synthesis and optical properties of fluorescent switchable silica nanoparticles covered with copolymers consisting of diarylethene and fluorene derivatives

K. Shimizu, S. Kobatake
ChemistrySelect2(20), 5445-5452 (2017).

[DOI: 10.1002/slct.201700698], published on July 11, 2017
7 [2nd Front Cover]
Control of photomechanical crystal twisting by illumination direction

D. Kitagawa, H. Tsujioka, F. Tong, X. Dong, C. J. Bardeen, S. Kobatake
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140(12), 4208-4212 (2018).

[DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b13605], published on March 28, 2018
8 [Back Cover]
1,2-Diarylbenzene as Fast T-type Photochromic Switch

D. Kitagawa, T. Nakahama, Y. Nakai, S. Kobatake
J. Mater. Chem. C7(10), 2865-2870 (2019).

[DOI: 10.1039/C8TC05357J], published on March 14, 2019
9 [Inside Front Cover]
Photomechanical bending behavior of photochromic diarylethene crystals induced under polarized light

A. Hirano, D. Kitagawa, S. Kobatake
CrystEngComm21(15), 2495-2501 (2019).

[DOI: 10.1039/C9CE00175A], published on April 21, 2019
10 [Front Cover]
Cyclization reaction dynamics of an inverse type diarylethene derivative as revealed by time-resolved absorption and fluorescence spectroscopies

H. Sotome, D. Kitagawa, T. Nakahama, S. Ito, S. Kobatake, M. Irie, H. Miyasaka
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.21(17), 8623-8632 (2019).

[DOI: 10.1039/C8CP07393G], published on May 7, 2019
11 [Front Cover]
Efficient "turn-off" fluorescence photoswitching in a highly fluorescent diarylethene single crystal

S. Ishida, D. Kitagawa, S. Kobatake, S. Kim, S. Kurihara, T. Fukaminato
Chem. Commun.55(40), 5681-5684 (2019).

[DOI: 10.1039/c9cc02441g], published on May 18, 2019
12 [Front Cover]
Photoreversible interference color modulation to multicolor in photochromic molecular crystals

K. Morimoto, H. Tsujioka, D. Kitagawa, S. Kobatake
Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn.92(8), 1299-1304 (2019).
[BCSJ Award Article]

[DOI: 10.1246/bcsj.20190114], published on August, 2019

Photoreversible birefringence change of diarylethene single crystals as revealed by change in molecular polarizability anisotropy

K. Morimoto, H. Tsujioka, D. Kitagawa, S. Kobatake
J. Phys. Chem. A124(23), 4732-4741 (2020).

[DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.0c02774], published on June 11, 2020

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Nanosecond laser photothermal effect-triggered amplification of photochromic reactions in diarylethene nanoparticles

Y. Ishibashi, S. Nakai, K. Masuda, D. Kitagawa, S. Kobatake, T. Asahi
Chem. Commun.56(52), 7088-7091 (2020).

[DOI: 10.1039/D0CC00884B], published on July 4, 2020

Cover information: [DOI: 10.1039/d0cc90279a]


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Geometrical evolution and formation of the photoproduct in the cycloreversion reaction of a diarylethene derivative probed with molecular vibrations

H. Sotome, H. Okajima, T. Nagasaka, Y. Tachii, A. Sakamoto, S. Kobatake, M. Irie, H. Miyasaka
ChemPhysChem.21(14), 1524-1530 (2020).

[DOI: 10.1002/cphc.202000315], published on July 17, 2020

Cover information: [DOI: 10.1002/cphc.202000551]


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Symmetry breaking and photomechanical behavior of photochromic organic crystals

D. Kitagawa, C. J. Bardeen, S. Kobatake
Symmetry12(9), 1478 (16 pages) (2020).

[DOI: 10.3390/sym12091478], published on September 9, 2020.

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Light-powered autonomous flagella-like motion of molecular crystal microwires

F. Tong, D. Kitagawa, I. Bushnak, R. O. Al-Kaysi, C. J. Bardeen
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 60, 2413-2423 (2021).

[DOI: 10.1002/anie.202012417], published on February 1, 2021.

Cover information: [DOI: 10.1002/anie.202016353]


Fast T-type photochromic crystals of diarylbenzene

S. Hamatani, D. Kitagawa, S. Kobatake
J. Phys. Chem. C125(8), 4588-4594 (2021).

[DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c10988], published on March 4, 2021 (online February 18, 2021).

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Light-driven rapid peeling of photochromic diarylethene single crystals

M. Tamaoki, D. Kitagawa, S. Kobatake
Cryst. Growth Des.21(5), 3093-3099 (2021).

[DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00270], published on May 5, 2021 (online: April 19, 2021).

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Correlating reaction dynamics and size change during the photomechanical transformation of 9-methylanthracene single crystals

K. Morimoto, D. Kitagawa, F. Tong, K. Chalek, L. J. Mueller, C. J. Bardeen, S. Kobatake
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.61(2), e202114089 (2022).

[DOI: 10.1002/anie.202114089], published on Jan. 10, 2022 (online: November 11, 2021).

Cover information: [DOI: 10.1002/anie.202116140]


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Edge-to-center propagation of photochemical reaction during single-crystal-to-single-crystal photomechanical transformation of 2,5-distyrylpyrazine crystals

K. Morimoto, D. Kitagawa, H. Sotome, S. Ito, H. Miyasaka, S. Kobatake
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.61(52), e202212290 (7 pages) (2022).

[DOI: 10.1002/anie.202212290], published on December 23, 2022 (online: November 3, 2022).

Cover information: [DOI: 10.1002/anie.202217394]


Cooperative photochemical reaction kinetics in organic molecular crystals

K. Morimoto, D. Kitagawa, C. J. Bardeen, S. Kobatake
Chem. Eur. J.29(14), e202203291 (14 pages) (2023).

[DOI: 10.1002/chem.202203291], Published on March 7, 2023 (online: November 22, 2022).

Cover information: [DOI: 10.1002/chem.202381462]


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Fabrication of hyperbranched photomechanical crystals composed of a photochromic diarylethene

M. Isobe, D. Kitagawa, S. Kobatake
ChemPlusChem88(12), e202300428 (8 pages) (2023).

[DOI: 10.1002/cplu.202300428], Published on December 2023 (online: August 23, 2023).

Cover information: [DOI: 10.1002/cplu.202300487]