Towards mechanically‐linked polymers

Jon A. Preece, J. Fraser Stoddart*

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This short review describes the progress which is being made towards the self‐assembly of mechanically‐linked polymers. A new concept in polymer synthesis ‐ self‐assembly ‐ is demonstrated to have the potential to create novel high molecular weight polymers which possess repeat units that do not just consist of a main chain backbone built up of entirely covalent bonds, but are constructed of mechanical linkages comprised of catenane and rotaxane motifs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-540
Number of pages14
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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