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Folding polymer chains with visible light

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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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The article was received on 07 Feb 2018, accepted on 13 Mar 2018 and first published on 14 Mar 2018

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC01054D
Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 3476-3479

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    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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