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Issue 2, 2013
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Trigger-responsive chain-shattering polymers

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We designed 2,6-bis(hydroxymethyl)anilines bearing protecting groups sensitive to UV light, acid, or base, and used the protected anilines as co-monomers for the synthesis of trigger-responsive polymers. The resulting polymers underwent chain-shattering degradation once the protecting groups were removed, which could be used for trigger-responsive burst release applications.

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The article was received on 09 Oct 2012, accepted on 31 Oct 2012 and first published on 01 Nov 2012

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2PY20838E
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2013,4, 224-228
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    Trigger-responsive chain-shattering polymers

    Y. Zhang, L. Ma, X. Deng and J. Cheng, Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 224
    DOI: 10.1039/C2PY20838E

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