Polymer that responds to ultraviolet or visible light by exhibiting a change in its physical properties or its chemical constitution.
- Examples of the changes in photosensitive polymers are a change in @MT06972@ (photoresponsive polymer), a change in its @C01282@ (photo@RT07164@), and a reversible change in color (photochromic polymer).
- Photosensitivity in photosensitive polymers means that the polymers are sensitive to the irradiated light leading to some change in properties or structure. It is different from @P04652@.
- See also: @P04585@, @P04589@.
PAC, 2004, 76, 889. 'Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)' on page 901 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200476040889)