Molecular Level Ordering in Poly(2-vinylpyridine)

Authors

  • Mohammad Changez,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), 261 Cheomdan-gwagiro (Oryong-dong), Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712, Republic of Korea
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  • Haeng-Deog Koh,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), 261 Cheomdan-gwagiro (Oryong-dong), Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712, Republic of Korea
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  • Nam-Goo Kang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), 261 Cheomdan-gwagiro (Oryong-dong), Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712, Republic of Korea
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  • Jin-Gyu Kim,

    1. Division of Electron Microscopic Research, Korean Basic Science Institute (KBSI), 52 Eoeun-dong, Yusung-gu, Daejeon 305-333, Korea
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  • Youn-Joong Kim,

    1. Division of Electron Microscopic Research, Korean Basic Science Institute (KBSI), 52 Eoeun-dong, Yusung-gu, Daejeon 305-333, Korea
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  • Shashadhar Samal,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), 261 Cheomdan-gwagiro (Oryong-dong), Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712, Republic of Korea
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  • Jae-Suk Lee

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), 261 Cheomdan-gwagiro (Oryong-dong), Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712, Republic of Korea
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), 261 Cheomdan-gwagiro (Oryong-dong), Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712, Republic of Korea.
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Abstract

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The reaction between atactic poly(2-vinylpyridine) and 1,4-dibromobutane leads to formation of long-range 3D molecular ordering in polymer chains mainly because the side group (pyridine) of the polymer chain changes to a syndotactic configuration. This may enable the production of functional molecular devices that operate on a 3D atomic scale.

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