Molecular daisy chains

Rotzler, Jurgen and Mayor, Marcel. (2013) Molecular daisy chains. Chemical Society reviews, 42 (1). pp. 44-62.

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This tutorial review summarizes the progress made towards mechanically interlocked daisy chains. Such materials can be seen as a further development in polymer science, where the conventional covalent interlinking bonds are replaced by supramolecular binding concepts. Materials in which the mechanical bond is an integral part of the polymeric backbone are expected to possess unique macroscopic properties and are therefore the synthetic aim in an ever growing research community. After introducing general considerations about daisy chains, the most common analytic methods to get insight into the aggregation behaviour of such self-complementary monomers are presented. Cyclodextrins/aromatic rods, crown ethers/cationic rods and pillararenes/alkyl chains are systems used to achieve daisy chain-like molecular arrays. By comparison of the reported systems, conclusions about an improved structural design are drawn.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Molecular Devices and Materials (Mayor)
UniBasel Contributors:Mayor, Marcel and Rotzler, Jürgen and Häussinger, Daniel
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:05 Apr 2017 10:15
Deposited On:24 May 2013 09:05

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