Poly. Chem. 2012, 3, 1461
Finally, click chemistry goes to cosmetic industry, the fastest-growing industry of all?
Well, sure thing is that you do need fast, mild, high-yielding, failure-proof, safe reactions
to be happening in hair salons (on the head). Doe that sound like a "perfect" reaction, in the spirit of click chemistry?
Here comes an interesting one applying two types of thiol-ene click chemistry on hair.
1. Polymerisation of mixed acrylates produced the polymer with acrylate terminal alkene
and allyl internal alkenes
2. Thiol-ene click chemistry produced conjugates between polymer terminal alkene and thiol
groups exposed from hair alpha-keratin
3. Thiol-ene click chemistry produced modification between polymer internal alkene and thiol
groups from dye ------- or any other fun stuff.