Light-triggered chemical amplification to accelerate degradation and release from polymeric particles

Jason Olejniczak, Viet Anh Nguyen Huu, Jacques Lux, Madeleine Grossman, Sha He, Adah Almutairi

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We describe a means of chemical amplification to accelerate triggered degradation of a polymer and particles composed thereof. We designed a light-degradable copolymer containing carboxylic acids masked by photolabile groups and ketals. Photolysis allows the unmasked acidic groups in the polymer backbone to accelerate ketal hydrolysis even at neutral pH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16980-16983
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number95
StatePublished - Sep 28 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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