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Keywords:

  • fabrics;
  • phosphorus;
  • photoinitiators;
  • polymers;
  • radical polymerization
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Photoactive: A cheap, safe, and widely functional-group-tolerant synthetic protocol to an important class of photoinitiators, bis(acyl)phosphine oxides (BAPOs), has been disclosed, together with examples of application to stain-proof fabrics and photoactive polymeric films.