This review paper provides an overview of chromogenic polymers and their classifications, mechanisms, chemistry, synthesis procedures, and potential applications with a focus on packaging. Commonly and academically accepted classifications derived from chemical engineering, material science, and packaging science are used. Furthermore, recent progress and outputs aligned with chromogenic polymers for overcoming the common challenges are discussed. Finally, future prospects, market trends and academic investigations are described, including challenges related to chromogenic polymers.
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This study was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) and a grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (grant no. 2017R1A2B4011234).
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Biomedical Engineering
- Polymers and Plastics
- Materials Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering