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Phosphorous-Functionalized Bis(acyl)phosphane Oxides for Surface Modification


  • This work was supported by the BASF AG and the ETH Zürich. We acknowledge the electron microscopy center ETH Zurich (EMEZ) for taking the SEM images.


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Got a light? An efficient method for the synthesis of phosphorus-functionalized bis(acyl)phosphaneoxides (BAPOs) was developed, which allows the preparation of photoactive polymers or grafting of these photoinitiators to various surfaces. Irradiation in the presence of polymerizable monomers leads to coatings that can be deposited imagewise.