The group of Professor Bernd Strehmel, Director of the Institute for Coatings and Surface Chemistry at Hochschule Niederrhein published a novel method of photoinduced Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) in Angewandte Chemie, International Edition.
This method works with only traces of copper(II) und and utilizes a special heptamethine dye comprising a barbituric acid structural element as efficient and photostable sensitizer for near-IR light.
Near-Infrared Sensitized Photoinduced ATRP with ppm of Cu(II) Catalyst.
Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2018, doi: 10.1002/anie.201802964
Kütahya C., Schmitz C., Strehmel V., Yagci Y., Strehmel B.
Abstract on Wiley Online Library