Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics

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December 10, 2008

Functional Polymers: Induced Circular Dichromism of Polydiacetylenes

Functional Polymers: Induced Circular Dichromism of Polydiacetylenes

S. Dei and A. Matsumoto*

A. Matsumoto and S. Dei present a detailed study on the synthesis of polydiacetylenes with phenylene substituents directly connected to the conjugating main chain in order to investigate the effects of the side chain structure on the chromatic properties of the polymers. They also report on the first example of an induced circular dichromism of a poyldiacetylene in combination with a chiral (1-cyclohexyl)ethylamine in the dispersion and in the solid state by an acid/base interaction, indicating a regularly twisted or helical layered structure.

Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.200800488

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