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Particles of polyacetylene and its derivatives: preparation and applications

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Abstract

How to prepare polymeric particles from acetylene and its derivatives, in particular in aqueous media, has remained as a challenging research topic for a rather long period. In recent years, this research area has achieved exciting progress and a variety of novel functional particles have been reported. However, there has not yet been a review article exclusively summarizing the progress. This article presents an overview on these advanced particles with emphasis on the preparation and their applications. The state-of-the-art preparation methods fall into two major groups: emulsion, precipitation and suspension polymerization approaches starting from monomers; and post-treatment of pre-formed polymers (i.e. self-assembly). The polymer particles were investigated in such applications as circuits, sensors, drug release and chiral-related processes, for instance, asymmetric catalysis, enantioselective crystallization, enantioselective release, amongst many others. This review article is expected to stimulate more unprecedented functional particles derived from acetylene and its derivatives.

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The article was received on 01 Aug 2013, accepted on 04 Sep 2013 and first published on 10 Sep 2013


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3PY01031G
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2014,5, 1107-1118
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    Particles of polyacetylene and its derivatives: preparation and applications

    W. Li, H. Huang, Y. Li and J. Deng, Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 1107
    DOI: 10.1039/C3PY01031G

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