Metal Coordination Mediated Reversible Conversion between Linear and Cross-Linked Supramolecular Polymers


  • This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20604020, 20774086, 20834004) and National Basic Research Program (2009CB930104).


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The dynamic duo: Different topologies of dynamic supramolecular polymers, such as linear (see picture, left) and cross-linked species (right), can be reversibly interconverted by external stimuli that utilize host–guest and metal–ligand non-covalent recognition motifs.