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Functional Polymers

Supramolecular Reactivity

  1. David Chappell,
  2. Barnaby W. Greenland,
  3. Wayne Hayes

Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661345.smc165

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

How to Cite

Chappell, D., Greenland, B. W. and Hayes, W. 2012. Functional Polymers. Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials. .

Author Information

  1. University of Reading, Reading, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

Abstract

This chapter outlines key developments of the combination of key supramolecular principles and polymer chemistry, notably in the realization of novel catalyst systems. Novel catalysts have been produced that offer reactivity under conditions that more traditional hetero- or homogeneous catalysts do not tolerate. In particular, molecularly imprinted polymer networks have been used successfully and notable examples are described in this chapter. In addition to cross-linked polymer networks, the combination of hyperbranched polymer architectures with molecular recognition has also afforded novel catalyst systems, and recent developments in this area are outlined. Finally, the application of sonochemistry to self-assembled latent catalysts is reviewed.

Keywords:

  • molecular imprinting;
  • polymer;
  • catalysis;
  • dendrimer;
  • supramolecular;
  • template;
  • transition-state analogue;
  • enzyme mimic