Supramolecular polymerization controlled through kinetic trapping

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The kinetics of supramolecular polymerization with a rigid host and a flexible guest monomer can be controlled through the introduction of a pH-responsive competitive guest (green rod; blue pathway). This polymerization system can be kinetically trapped by tuning pH at different stages, and supramolecular polymers with different molecular weights can be obtained. Red pathway: uncontrolled.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 16575-16578
Zehuan Huang
Zehuan Huang
Principal Investigator

Father, Husband, Son & Researcher in Supramolecular Biomaterials.