Photocrystallisation of the 2C-2′C dimer of a triphenylimidazolyl radical

Robert M. Edkins, Michael R. Probert, Craig M. Robertson, Judith A.K. Howard, Andrew Beeby

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The structure of an unusual dimerisation mode of a triphenylimidazolyl radical has been elucidated, revealing a relatively long C-C bond. The diffraction-quality single crystals were produced under continuous irradiation by photocrystallisation in an adaption of the method that should be widely applicable to other photochromic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5351-5356
Number of pages6
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2014


  • triphenylimidazolyl radical
  • photocrystallisation


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