Macromolecular Rapid Communications

Cover image for Vol. 36 Issue 22
MRC issue 13

September 3, 2003
2003, 24, No. 13

Cover: This figure is the ab-projection of a chain array of poly(di-n-propylsilylenemethylene) showing the cross-shaped alkyl side chains, which interlock with each other for best packing, like gears. The all-gauche conformation in the main chain gives a 41 helical structure, the Si atoms are positioned at the opposite corners of the square projection of the backbone, and the alkyl side chains extend outward from the Si atom.
S.-Y. Park,* L. V. Interrante, B. L. Farmer
Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2003, 24, 793.