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Using light and a molecular switch to ‘lock’ and ‘unlock’ the Diels–Alder reaction

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Abstract

Light is used to ‘gate’ the Diels–Alder reaction using a photoresponsive dithienylfuran backbone and turn the reversibility of the Diels–Alder reaction ‘off’ and ‘on’ at 100 °C. These features make the reported system an excellent candidate for developing the next generation of self-healing polymers and photothermal drug delivery vehicles.

Graphical abstract: Using light and a molecular switch to ‘lock’ and ‘unlock’ the Diels–Alder reaction

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The article was received on 11 Nov 2011, accepted on 31 Jan 2012 and first published on 01 Feb 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2OB06908C
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012,10, 2787-2792
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    Using light and a molecular switch to ‘lock’ and ‘unlock’ the Diels–Alder reaction

    Z. Erno, A. M. Asadirad, V. Lemieux and N. R. Branda, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012, 10, 2787
    DOI: 10.1039/C2OB06908C

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