Supramolecularly catalyzed polymerization: from consecutive dimerization to polymerization

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A new method for promoting covalent polymerization using a supramolecular catalyst is reported. Polyelectrolytes have been prepared by taking advantage of the CB[8]-enhanced photodimerization of Brooker merocyanine moieties. Even 10 mol % CB[8] is enough to effectively catalyze this polymerization.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 8545-8549
Zehuan Huang
Zehuan Huang
Principal Investigator

Father, Husband, Son & Researcher in Supramolecular Biomaterials.