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Rationally Designed Polymer Hosts of Fullerene

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  • Dr. Mihaiela C. Stuparu

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    1. Organic Chemistry Institute, University of Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, Zürich (Switzerland)
    • Organic Chemistry Institute, University of Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, Zürich (Switzerland)
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  • I thank my mentor Prof. Jay S. Siegel (University of Zürich) for his constant support. Financial support from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Ambizione (PZ00P2-126615), is gratefully acknowledged. Thanks are also due to Jingyi Rao (ETH-Z) for help with the micellization and microscopy studies.

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A class of its own: A new class of fullerene C60 hosts—polymeric in nature—has been developed by careful design of the molecular structure of the polymer repeat unit and the mode of interaction between the repeat unit and C60 (see picture). As these hosts are synthesized by free-radical polymerization, polymer hosts with various chemical compositions and architectures can be constructed readily by appropriate design of the receptor monomer.

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