Synthesis and photochromism of polymer-bound phenoxyquinone derivatives

Sang Yong Ju, Dae Ik Kwon, Sung Jun Min, Kwang Duk Ahn, Ki Hong Park, Jong Man Kim

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Acrylate- and styrene-derived polymers having pendant phenoxyquinones for photochromism were prepared by 2,2′-azoisobutyronitrile (AIBN)-initiated radical polymerization. Synthesis of the monomers were straightforward and the polymers were obtained in high yields in spite of the quinone moieties presented in the monomers, which usually can function as radical scavengers and/or catalysts poison. Photo-induced rearrangement from the " trans "-quinone forms to the " ana "-quinone forms readily occurred when the polymer films were irradiated with UV light.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-157
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug 21

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by Korea Research Foundation Grant (KRF-2001-003-E00301).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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