Rigid chain ribbon-like metallopolymers (pages 2412–2421)
Antonio Carella, Fabio Borbone, Giuseppina Roviello, Ugo Caruso, Claudio Ferone, Laura Ricciotti, Beniamino Pirozzi, Paola Persico, Alberto Giacometti Schieroni and Antonio Roviello
Article first published online: 6 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.27255
A set of new metallopolymers in which the repeating units are connected to each other through Cu(II) metal centers is reported. The coordination link is based on the bis-chelating properties of two different monomers, which afford, upon coordination to the metal, flexible and rigid repeating units. XRD, DSC, and UV–Vis analysis suggest a partial block character in copolymer constitution, which determines, in rigid units rich copolymers, a highly planar ribbon-like crystalline packing.