Topological polymer chemistry by programmed self-assembly and effective linking chemistry

Takuya Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Tezuka
2011 European Polymer Journal  
Ongoing challenges in topological polymer chemistry are reviewed. In particular, we focus on recent developments in an "electrostatic self-assembly and covalent fixation (ESA-CF)" process in conjunction with effective linking/cleaving chemistry including a metathesis process and an alkyne-azide click reaction. A variety of novel cyclic polymers having specific functional groups and unprecedented multicyclic macromolecular topologies have been realized by combining intriguing synthetic protocols.
doi:10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2010.10.020 fatcat:fj3t635qjfddhb2652ux5epmja