Molecular Architecture towards Helical Double-Stranded Polymers (pages 726–730)
Hui-Chun Yang, Shu-Yi Lin, Hsiao-Ching Yang, Cheng-Lan Lin, Lun Tsai, Shou-Ling Huang, I. Wen-Peter Chen, Chun-hsien Chen, Bih-Yaw Jin and Tien-Yau Luh
Article first published online: 28 DEC 2005 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200503406
Close to original: A DNA-like double-stranded polymer is synthesized by ring-opening metathesis polymerization of a bisnorbornene derivative containing a rigid ferrocene spacer. The polymer forms helices (see picture), supercoils, and ladders, which are observable by scanning tunneling microscopy.