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Folding polymer chains with visible light

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Abstract

We introduce a mild and efficient avenue to induce the folding of single chain polymer nanoparticles (SCNPs) using visible light. The versatility of the method is based on three folding mechanisms exploiting tetrazole chemistry, i.e., nitrile imine-mediated tetrazole-ene cycloaddition (NITEC), nitrile imine carboxylic acid ligation (NICAL) as well as nitrile imine self-dimerization. To our knowledge, this visible light driven approach is the to-date mildest avenue to fold single polymer chains into compact particles using light.

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Submitted
07 Feb 2018
Accepted
13 Mar 2018
First published
14 Mar 2018

Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 3476-3479
Article type
Communication

Folding polymer chains with visible light

C. Heiler, S. Bastian, P. Lederhose, J. P. Blinco, E. Blasco and C. Barner-Kowollik, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 3476
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC01054D

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