Macromolecular Research

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 25–32 | Cite as

Synthesis of a Novel Fluorescent Cyanide Chemosensor Based on Photoswitching Poly(pyrene-1-ylmethyl-methacrylate-random-methyl methacrylate-random-methacrylate spirooxazine)

  • Hoan Minh Tran
  • Tam Huu Nguyen
  • Viet Quoc Nguyen
  • Phuc Huynh Tran
  • Linh Duy Thai
  • Thuy Thu Truong
  • Le-Thu T. Nguyen
  • Ha Tran NguyenEmail author


The photoswitching poly(pyrene-1-ylmethyl-methacrylate-random-methyl methacrylate-random-methacrylate spirooxazine) was synthesized via atom transfer radical polymerization and characterized by proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR), gel permeation chromatography (GPC), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy, and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The obtained copolymer exhibited the capability of erasable and rewritable photoimaging, making it a potential candidate for optical data storage materials. Moreover, the copolymer also showed the sensing ability for cyanide anions effect in aqueous solutions.


photoswitching polymers spirooxazine atom transfer radical polymerization chemosensor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hoan Minh Tran
    • 1
  • Tam Huu Nguyen
    • 1
  • Viet Quoc Nguyen
    • 1
  • Phuc Huynh Tran
    • 3
  • Linh Duy Thai
    • 3
  • Thuy Thu Truong
    • 1
  • Le-Thu T. Nguyen
    • 1
  • Ha Tran Nguyen
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Faculty of Materials TechnologyHo Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), Vietnam National UniversityHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  2. 2.Materials Technology Key Laboratory (Mtlab)Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh CityHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  3. 3.Faculty of Chemical EngineeringHo Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), Vietnam National UniversityHo Chi Minh CityVietnam

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