Reagent-free synthetic methods are of great interest because of their simplicity and implications in green chemistry. We have taken advantage of photoinduced heterodisulfide metathesis to generate crosslinked polymer nanoparticles. The method of development and the mechanistic basis for the synthetic approach are outlined in this communication.
Dynamic exchange of guest molecules, encapsulated in host assemblies, is a phenomenon in supramolecular chemistry that has important implications in several applications. While the mechanism of exchange in micellar assemblies has been previously investigated, the effect of host and guest environment upon the guest-exchange dynamics has received little… (More)