Accessibility navigation

Recent advances in self-immolative linkers and their applications in polymeric reporting systems

Gavriel, A. G., Sambrook, M. R., Russell, A. T. and Hayes, W. ORCID: (2022) Recent advances in self-immolative linkers and their applications in polymeric reporting systems. Polymer Chemistry, 13 (22). pp. 3188-3269. ISSN 1759-9954

Text (Open Access) - Published Version
· Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.
· Please see our End User Agreement before downloading.

[img] Text - Accepted Version
· Restricted to Repository staff only


It is advisable to refer to the publisher's version if you intend to cite from this work. See Guidance on citing.

To link to this item DOI: 10.1039/D2PY00414C


Interest in self-immolative chemistry has grown over the past decade with more research groups harnessing the versatility to control the release of a compound from a larger chemical entity, given a specific stimulus. Originally conceived in 1981 to overcome electronic or steric features which may prohibit cleavage of a prodrug linkage; today’s self-immolative linkers are widely used, inter alia, within medicinal chemistry, analytical chemistry, and material science. The incorporation of these linkers can be found in small molecules, dendritic and polymeric systems where a controlled release profile is required. This control can be of a binary character, release or not release, or a more nuanced issue of rate of release. In this article, we build upon our previous review in 2011 discussing key literature within the self-immolative field and, in particular, a selection of more recent examples that highlight how this field has matured in the past decade, with relevant earlier literature to provide context.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:105195
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry


Downloads per month over past year

University Staff: Request a correction | Centaur Editors: Update this record

Page navigation