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Issue 12, 2015
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Renewable, fluorescent, and thermoresponsive: cellulose copolymers via light-induced ligation in solution

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Abstract

We introduce a mild photochemically driven strategy for the synthesis of fluorescent cellulose copolymers using filter paper as the starting material. Thermoresponsive behaviour in water is imparted to the brush-like structures by grafting of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) side chains. All reactions take place in homogenous solutions, allowing the design of novel advanced materials from renewable resources.

Graphical abstract: Renewable, fluorescent, and thermoresponsive: cellulose copolymers via light-induced ligation in solution

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Submitted
16 Jan 2015
Accepted
20 Jan 2015
First published
21 Jan 2015

Polym. Chem., 2015,6, 2188-2191
Article type
Communication

Renewable, fluorescent, and thermoresponsive: cellulose copolymers via light-induced ligation in solution

A. Hufendiek, C. Barner-Kowollik and M. A. R. Meier, Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 2188
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00063G

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