Herein we report the photocontrol of cucurbituril (CB)-mediated supramolecular polymerization of azobenzene-containing monomers. The CB polymers were characterized both in solution and in the solid state. These host guest complexes can be reversibly switched between highly thermostable photostationary states. Moreover, a remarkable stabilization of Z-azobenzene was achieved by CB complexation, allowing for structural characterization in the solid state.
- HOST-GUEST COMPLEXATION