Synthetic micelle sensitive to IR light via a two-photon process

Andrew P. Goodwin, Justin L. Mynar, Yingzhong Ma, Graham R. Fleming, Jean M.J. Fréchet*

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A micellar assembly of molecules constituted of poly(ethylene glycol) as the hydrophilic component and 2-diazo-1,2-naphthoquinone as the hydrophobic component was shown to be destroyed in a two-photon photoreaction triggered by infrared light with release of an encapsulated fluorescent probe molecule.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9952-9953
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number28
StatePublished - Jul 20 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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