RING-OPENING POLYMERIZATION

On like a light

Control over the length and composition of polymers is key to controlling their properties. Now, a photoswitchable catalyst is shown to allow external control over reaction rates, chain lengths and even polymer composition in ring-opening polymerizations.

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Fig. 1: Photoswitchable ring-opening polymerization.

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Kuroishi, P.K., Dove, A.P. On like a light. Nat Catal 1, 486–487 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41929-018-0112-7

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