Cover Image, Volume 50, Issue 9
Article first published online: 26 MAR 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume 50, Issue 9, pages i–ii, 1 May 2012
How to Cite
(2012), Cover Image, Volume 50, Issue 9. J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem., 50: i–ii. doi: 10.1002/pola.26048
- Issue published online: 26 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 26 MAR 2012
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Interaction between a potassium cation and guanosine end-functional polymer chains leads to the formation of a supramolecular star polymer. In the work on page 1844, Anzar Khan and colleagues take a detailed look at this non-covalent synthesis of the polymeric branched architectures. The top part of the image depicts the necessary components for the supramolecular synthesis: a potassium cation (shown as red sphere) and the end-functional polymer chains. The bottom part shows the assembly of eight polymer chains around a central metal cation. The supramolecular star polymer core (the sandwich structure) is stabilized via a combination of hydrogen bonding, π–π stacking, and cation–dipole interactions.