Chromogenic Polymers and Their Packaging Applications: A Review

Kambiz Sadeghi, Jeong Yeol Yoon, Jongchul Seo

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)442-492
Number of pages51
JournalPolymer Reviews
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2 2020


  • Chromogenic polymers
  • chromism
  • indicator
  • packaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Chemistry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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