Reversible surface functionalisation of emulsionlated porous polymers using dithiophenol maleimide functional macromolecules

A. M. Eissa, P. Wilson, C. Chen, J. Collins, M. Walker, D. M. Haddleton, N. R. Cameron

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Abstract

A new facile and efficient route for the chemical functionalisation of thiol-acrylate polyHIPE materials with responsive macromolecules using the highly emissive dithiomaleimide (DTM) linker is demonstrated. Functionalisation is found to be reversible upon addition of a thiol-containing compound, glutathione, resulting in switchable surface properties including fluorescence and wettability, hence broadening the scope of applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9789-9792
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume53
Issue number70
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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