Caroline de Gracia Lux, Cathryn L. McFearin, Shivanjali Joshi-Barr, Jagadis Sankaranarayanan,
Nadezda Fomina, and Adah Almutairi
From the monomers in the synthetic scheme below, polymers were made that
were endcapped with either a UV degradable o-nitrobenzyl alcohol group
or a NIR degradable bromo-coumarin group. Deprotection of these
endgroups with the appropriate wavelength led to degradation of the
polymer in a domino effect as depicted in the figure below.