Photopolymerization: Photopolymerization Reactions Using the Photoinitiated Copper (I)-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition (CuAAC) Reaction (Adv. Mater. 14/2013)



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Christopher N. Bowman and co-workers report on page 2024 the development of a novel photopolymerization reaction using the copper (I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) reaction to generate polymer networks with unique mechanical properties. The cover image illustrates the formation of a cross-linked network in the irradiated/light area while unreacted monomer molecules remain in the dark regions.