We thank Regione Lombardia and MIUR for financial support. Thanks to Dr. Martino Mauri for technical support and Prof. A. Faucitano for access to irradiation facilities.
Porous Dipeptide Crystals as Polymerization Nanoreactors†
Article first published online: 15 AUG 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 37, pages 9258–9262, September 10, 2012
How to Cite
Distefano, G., Comotti, A., Bracco, S., Beretta, M. and Sozzani, P. (2012), Porous Dipeptide Crystals as Polymerization Nanoreactors . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 9258–9262. doi: 10.1002/anie.201204178
- Issue published online: 5 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 15 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Received: 29 MAY 2012
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- crystal engineering;
- microporous materials;
Channeling a good polymer: Dipeptide crystals have been used for solid-state polymerization reactions. The porosity of the crystals enables monomer absorption, followed by γ-irradiation to produce polymers with high molecular weights. The crystal channels induce stereoselective reactions to yield 1,4-trans polydienes and isotactic poly(acrylonitrile) with retention of fibrillar morphology (see scheme).