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Optically active helical polymer from radical polymerization of menthyl vinyl ketone

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  • Shi Wu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Environmentally Friendly Chemistry and Applications of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, Hunan 411105, People's Republic of China
    2. School of Pharmacy, Xianning College, Xianning, Hubei 437600, People's Republic of China
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  • Nianfa Yang,

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Environmentally Friendly Chemistry and Applications of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, Hunan 411105, People's Republic of China
    • Key Laboratory of Environmentally Friendly Chemistry and Applications of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, Hunan 411105, People's Republic of China
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  • Yanling Liu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Environmentally Friendly Chemistry and Applications of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, Hunan 411105, People's Republic of China
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  • Jing Cao,

    1. Key Laboratory of Environmentally Friendly Chemistry and Applications of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, Hunan 411105, People's Republic of China
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  • Hai Hu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Environmentally Friendly Chemistry and Applications of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, Hunan 411105, People's Republic of China
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  • Yunkai Sun,

    1. Key Laboratory of Environmentally Friendly Chemistry and Applications of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, Hunan 411105, People's Republic of China
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  • Ji Liu

    1. Key Laboratory of Environmentally Friendly Chemistry and Applications of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, Hunan 411105, People's Republic of China
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Abstract

Menthyl vinyl ketone (MVK) was radically polymerized to obtain a polymer with excess of one-handed helical sense. Like as the anionically polymerized poly-MVK, the radically polymerized poly-MVK also kept stable one-handed helical conformation in solvent. The optical rotation and the circular dichroism signal intensity of the radically polymerized poly-MVK were larger than that of the anionically polymerized poly-MVK. The molecular weight of the radically polymerized poly-MVK was much larger than that of the THF-soluble part of the anionically polymerized poly-MVK. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem, 2010

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