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Photo-responsive polymers: synthesis and applications

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Abstract

In this review, we highlight the progress realized in recent years on light-responsive polymers. More precisely, we provide some guidelines towards the rational design of photo-responsive block copolymers and we present the different photo-responsive moieties that have been used so far. We also discuss the different types of irreversible and reversible responses encountered by photo-responsive polymers. Finally, we discuss the application of light responsive polymers in material science.

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The article was received on 21 Jun 2016, accepted on 11 Aug 2016 and first published on 15 Aug 2016


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01082B
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2017,8, 52-73
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    Photo-responsive polymers: synthesis and applications

    O. Bertrand and J. Gohy, Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 52
    DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01082B

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