Ambient temperature polymer modification by in situ phototriggered deprotection and thiol–ene chemistry†
Thomas Pauloehrl, Guillaume Delaittre, Martin Bastmeyer and Christopher Barner-Kowollik
describes an efficient way to do post-polymerization unveiling of
pendant or terminal thiols and then use them for thiol-ene or
thiol-maleimide coupling. Also, they monitor the deprotection by
observing the absorbance of the nitrosobenzaldehyde at 345 nm. Under
their conditions, disulfide formation is minimized.