Photoresponsive slide-ring gels modified with azobenzene at α-cyclodextrin

Taiga Sakai, Shusaku Nagano, Masatoshi Kidowaki, Kohzo Ito, Takahiro Seki

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The slide-ring gel is composed of chemically cross-linked polyrotaxanes having poly(ethyleneglycol)(PEG) main chain and α-cyclodextrin(α-CD) rings. In this study, we prepared the slide-ring gels modified with azobenzene at α-CD by ether and isocyanate linkage. We evaluated aggregating behavior of azobenzene in the slide-ring gel and the effect of photoisomerization of azobenzene on the swelling properties of the gels.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2005 May 252005 May 27


Conference54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005



  • Azobenzene
  • Photoisomerization
  • Polyrotaxane
  • Slide-ring gel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Sakai, T., Nagano, S., Kidowaki, M., Ito, K., & Seki, T. (2005). Photoresponsive slide-ring gels modified with azobenzene at α-cyclodextrin. Paper presented at 54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005, Yokohama, Japan.