Continuous head-to-tail depolymerization: An emerging concept for imparting amplified responses to stimuli-responsive materials

Scott T. Phillips, Anthony M. Dilauro

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Abstract

Polymers that depolymerize continuously and completely from head-to-tail when a reaction-based detection unit is cleaved from the polymer provide both selective and amplified responses, a rare combination, to stimuli-responsive polymeric materials. This Viewpoint contextualizes this new class of depolymerizable polymers and outlines the key areas for growth and innovation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-304
Number of pages7
JournalACS Macro Letters
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 15 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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