Poly(ε-caprolactone) diol functionalized with a cinnamoyl group and its UV-triggered in-plane alignment

Shi Joon Sung, Jin Ho Yun, Seungwoo Lee, Jung Ki Park, Dae Hwan Kim, Kuk Young Cho

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Stimuli-sensitive biomaterials can present variable and tailored functions under specific external stimuli, thus showing potential for application in various biosciences. Significant efforts have focused on the utilization of light as a stimulus in biomedical applications because of its unique advantages, especially the precise control over its position, movement, and non-contact irradiation. This article highlights the preparation of a photo-reactive oligomer composed of biodegradable moieties and its UV-triggered in-plane molecular orientation, implicating its surface as a potential molecular alignment layer. We focus especially on the alignment of nematic liquid crystalline (LC) molecules on the biodegradable layer with molecular orientation, because they are promising candidates for sensing and interfacial applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)622-629
Number of pages8
JournalReactive and Functional Polymers
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sept


  • Oligomers
  • Orientation
  • Poly(ε-caprolactone)
  • UV-vis spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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