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Nature Chemistry volume 5, pages 366368 (2013) | Download Citation

Designing a molecule that acts as both an initiator for a photo-controlled radical polymerization and as a reactive end-group for polymer chain crosslinking has enabled the preparation of polymeric gels whose properties can be controlled by exposure to sunlight.

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