From Polynorbornene to the Complementary Polynorbornene by Replication (pages 4481–4485)
Nai-Ti Lin, Shu-Yi Lin, Shern-Long Lee, Chun-hsien Chen, Chao-Hsiung Hsu, Lian Pin Hwang, Zhen-Yu Xie, Chung-Hsuan Chen, Shou-Ling Huang and Tien-Yau Luh
Version of Record online: 23 APR 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200700472
In undergoing a DNA-like replication process, the single-stranded polynorbornene acts as a template for norbornene monomer adhesion through ester linkages (see scheme). Polymerization of the adhered monomers affords the corresponding unsymmetric double-stranded polymer, which produces a complementary polynorbornene carboxylic acid after hydrolysis. The overall process involves a pass of information from the template polymer to the daughter polymer.