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Durham University

Department of Chemistry

Publication details for Prof. Andrew Beeby

Edkins R.M., Probert, M.R., Robertson, C.M., Howard, J.A.K., Beeby, A. & Robertson C.M. (2014). Photocrystallisation of the 2C-2'C dimer of a triphenylimidazolyl radical. RSC Advances 4(11): 5351-5356.

Author(s) from Durham


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.