Rotaxane-Based Mechanically Linked Block Copolymers

Authors

  • Dr. Guillaume De Bo,

    1. Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (IMCN), Bio- and Soft Matter, Université catholique de Louvain, Place Pasteur 1, bte L4.01.01, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
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  • Dr. Julien De Winter,

    1. Mass Spectrometry Research Group, University of Mons (UMONS), Place du Parc 23, 7000 Mons (Belgium)
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  • Dr. Pascal Gerbaux,

    1. Mass Spectrometry Research Group, University of Mons (UMONS), Place du Parc 23, 7000 Mons (Belgium)
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  • Prof. Charles-André Fustin

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (IMCN), Bio- and Soft Matter, Université catholique de Louvain, Place Pasteur 1, bte L4.01.01, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
    • Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (IMCN), Bio- and Soft Matter, Université catholique de Louvain, Place Pasteur 1, bte L4.01.01, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
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  • C.A.F. and P.G. are Research Associates of the FRS-FNRS. J.D.W. is a Research Fellow of the FRS-FNRS.

Abstract

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We just clicked: A convergent approach consisting of two successive copper(I)-catalyzed azide–alkyne cycloaddition “click” reactions leads to a diblock copolymer in which the two blocks are linked by a rotaxane-type mechanical bond (see scheme). Rotaxane formation is templated by a square-planar PdII complex.

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