Micellization of Photo-Responsive Block Copolymers
AbstractThis review focuses on block copolymers featuring different photo-responsive building blocks and self-assembly of such materials in different selective solvents. We have subdivided the specific examples we selected: (1) according to the wavelength at which the irradiation has to be carried out to achieve photo-response; and (2) according to whether irradiation with light of a suitable wavelength leads to reversible or irreversible changes in material properties (e.g., solubility, charge, or polarity). Exemplarily, an irreversible change could be the photo-cleavage of a nitrobenzyl, pyrenyl or coumarinyl ester, whereas the photo-mediated transition between spiropyran and merocyanin form as well as the isomerization of azobenzenes would represent reversible response to light. The examples presented cover applications including drug delivery (controllable release rates), controlled aggregation/disaggregation, sensing, and the preparation of photochromic hybrid materials. View Full-Text
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Grimm, O.; Wendler, F.; Schacher, F.H. Micellization of Photo-Responsive Block Copolymers. Polymers 2017, 9, 396.
Grimm O, Wendler F, Schacher FH. Micellization of Photo-Responsive Block Copolymers. Polymers. 2017; 9(9):396.Chicago/Turabian Style
Grimm, Oliver; Wendler, Felix; Schacher, Felix H. 2017. "Micellization of Photo-Responsive Block Copolymers." Polymers 9, no. 9: 396.
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