Coumarins in polymers: From light harvesting to photo-cross-linkable tissue scaffolds

Scott R. Trenor, Allan R. Shultz, Brian J. Love, Timothy Edward Long

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Abstract

Coumarins exhibit intriguing properties, including conventional reaction chemistry to incorporate the groups on a number of different base molecules, tunable absorbance and fluorescence spectra, and the ability to photoreversibly dimerize. A review is given of the use of coumarin and coumarin derivatives in polymers. First, an overview of coumarin and coumarin derivatives is presented. Second, the use of coumarin-containing polymers in electro-optical studies, the development of photoreversible polymer systems, the use of coumarin in biopolymer studies, and the use of coumarins in other systems are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3059-3077
Number of pages19
JournalChemical Reviews
Volume104
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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