A calamitic mesogenic near-infrared absorbing croconaine dye/liquid crystalline elastomer composite

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Chemical Science
Ling-Xiang Guo, Mei-Hua Liu, Sayed Mir Sayed, Bao-Ping Lin, Patrick Keller, Xue-Qin Zhang, Ying Sun, Hong Yang

The first example of a calamitic mesogenic NIR absorbing organic dye YHD796 is reported. The corresponding homogeneously-aligned LCE/YHD796 composite film can perform a fully reversible NIR-stimulated contraction/expansion response.