Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
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October 24, 2012
TALENT: New Applications of Photolabile Nitrobenzyl Groups in Polymers
Samuel W. Thomas III
New approaches to photoresponsive materials with nitrobenzyl esters are described using conjugated polymers and polyelectrolyte multilayer films that respond to UV light. Photocleavage of cations from polyelectrolytes in layer-by-layer (LbL) films disrupts their integrity, while conjugated materials with nitrobenzyl pendants show photochemically controlled fluorescence efficiency and solubility.
Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.201200486