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Novel Synthesis of Photochromic Polymers via ROMP

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journal contribution
posted on 16.08.2000, 00:00 by Andrew J. Myles, Zengrong Zhang, Guojun Liu, Neil R. Branda
Ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of a photochromic 1,2-bis(3-thienyl)cyclopentene monomer generated a series of novel polymers. All polymers exhibit reversible light-activated interconversion between their colorless-open and their colored-closed forms.