Towards supramolecular polymers

Jürgen Huff, Jon A. Preece, J. Fraser Stoddart*

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The natural phenomenon of self-assembly has been used to make complex unnatural products. These new compounds have taken the form of catenanes and rotaxanes. We have identifed several polymeric architectures containing the catenane and rotaxane motifs, and then described how the model structures, which we have identified and actually realized as chemical compounds, can be employed to assess the feasibility of introducing mechanical linkages into novel polymers by means of self-assembly processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
StatePublished - Jan 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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