Polydiacetylenes (PDAs) are a family of conducting polymers. They are created by the photopolymerization of diacetylene moieties. They have multiple applications from the development of organic films to immobilization of other molecules
Diacetylene monomers undergoes polymerization via 1,4 addition under UV light irradiation. The polymerization is marked by intense blue colorization (monomer is colorless). The polymer shows thermochromism which is associated with blue to red color. Depending upon the structure of the monomer (amphiphilic monomer) it can form vesicle during polymerization. These synthetic vesicles can have huge applications in future.
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