Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 55 Issue 20

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

51_35c/2012Inside Back Cover: Control of a Living Radical Polymerization of Methacrylates by Light (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 35/2012)

Living radical polymerizations can be regulated with an external stimulus, thus dramatically increasing their utility and facilitating a range of applications. In their Communication on page 8850 ff. B. P. Fors and C. J. Hawker report a living radical polymerization that can be activated and deactivated in a dynamic manner with visible light. The picture illustrates the activation of a polymer chain end by an iridium-based catalyst in the presence of light and shows the dormant chain end in the absence of irradiation.

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