Bifunctional [c2]daisy-chains and their incorporation into mechanically interlocked polymers

Erin N. Guidry, Jean Li, J. Fraser Stoddart*, Robert H. Grubbs

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A strategy for the formation of mechanically interlocked polymers is presented. Ring-closing olefin metathesis has been shown to provide a very high yielding route to [c2]daisy-chains suitably functionalized to allow their one-step conversion to bisolefins which can be used as monomers in ADMET polymerizations to afford mechanically interlocked polymers. Metathesis, in two different guises is making a hitherto unreachable goal in synthesis a reality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8944-8945
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number29
StatePublished - Jul 25 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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