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Polydiacetylenes – recent molecular advances and applications

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Polydiacetylenes (PDAs) comprise a class of chromatic polymers which have attracted significant interest over the past 40 years as a promising platform for chemo- and bio-sensing. Specifically, the unique colorimetric and fluorescent transformations of PDA, induced by varied external stimuli, are a core property of these polymers, and have been widely exploited for diverse applications. In this review, we focus on recent developments in PDA chemistry, materials, and practical applications. We summarize the progress in development of new synthetic routes and assembly methods resulting in enhanced chromatic properties and interesting molecular configurations. We further outline the challenges that still exist for practical utilization of PDA technology, and possible future directions.

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The article was received on 30 May 2013, accepted on 29 Aug 2013 and first published on 05 Sep 2013

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA42639D
Citation: RSC Adv., 2013,3, 21192-21201
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    Polydiacetylenes – recent molecular advances and applications

    R. Jelinek and M. Ritenberg, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 21192
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA42639D

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