Topotactic Linear Radical Polymerization of Divinylbenzenes in Porous Coordination Polymers

Authors

  • Takashi Uemura Dr.,

    1. Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan, Fax: (+81) 75-383-2732
    2. PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Honcho Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012, Japan
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  • Daisuke Hiramatsu,

    1. Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan, Fax: (+81) 75-383-2732
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  • Yoshiki Kubota Dr.,

    1. Department of Physical Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka Prefecture University, Sakai, Osaka 590-0035, Japan
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  • Masaki Takata Dr.,

    1. Structural Materials Science Laboratory, Harima Institute, RIKEN SPring-8 Center and CREST, JST, Sayo-gun, Hyogo, 679-5148, Japan
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  • Susumu Kitagawa Prof. Dr.

    1. Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan, Fax: (+81) 75-383-2732
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  • We thank Prof. Y. Chujo of Kyoto University for allowing us to use his GPC apparatus. This work was supported by PRESTO, JST, a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research in the Priority Area “Chemistry of Coordination Space” (no. 434), and a Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) (no. 17750125) from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan.

Abstract

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In the groove: Radical polymerization of divinylbenzenes (DVBs) in the one-dimensional nanochannels of porous coordination polymers allows linearly extended topotactic polymerization without cross-linking (see picture). The main factors that influence this polymerization are the channel size and host framework flexibility.

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