Tailoring photochromic performance of polymer-dye conjugates using living radical polymerization (ATRP)

Georgina K. Such, Richard A. Evans, Thomas P. Davis

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The photochromic performance of polymer-dye conjugates was successfully tailored using the living radical polymerization technique ATRP. ATRP allowed the synthesis of photochromic dye-polymer conjugates consisting of polymer of defined chain length and polydispersity with a single photochromic dye attached at one end. Control over the photochromic switching speed was achieved solely thorough choice of the chain length of the polymer conjugate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-279
Number of pages7
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • ATR
  • Living radical polymerisation
  • Photochromism
  • Spirooxazine

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