Development and Mechanistic Elucidation of
Stimuli-Responsive π-Electron Systems
The stimuli-responsive molecules have great potentials for various optoelectronic applications including molecular memories, sensors, and switches. Particularly, π-electron systems play a key role to achieve stimuli-response due to their intriguing photophysical, electronic and magnetic properties. Since they are highly depending on their molecular structure, significant changes of these properties can work as signal for outside. In this talk, I will present stimuli-induced changes in molecular structure and photophysical properties of π-conjugated molecules containing main group elements.