Solid-state photoreversible polymerization of n-alkyl-linked bis-thymines using non-covalent polymer-templating

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    Abstract

    Procedures derived from bioinspired mechanisms are increasingly being used to create novel materials based on the principles of green chemistry. Thymine, a nucleic acid base in DNA, has the propensity to both hydrogen bond and photodimerize. Photodimerization of thymine occurs when irradiated at wavelengths of >270 nm and can be reversed by irradiation at wavelengths of
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)631 - 639
    Number of pages9
    JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
    Volume63
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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