Sequence-controlled polymerization guided by aryl-fluoroaryl π-stacking

Clement Mugemana, Sarah Almahdali, Valentin Rodionov

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The ability to control monomer sequences is essential in macromolecular chemistry. Better sequence control leads to better control over macromolecular folding and self-assembly, which, in turn, would enable control over bulk properties (such as thermal behavior, conductivity and rigidity), as well as mimicking the properties of globular proteins. Here, we present a three-part synopsis of recent advances in research on sequence-controlled polymerization guided by aryl-perfluoroaryl π-π stacking of monomer pairs. We also show that for monomers that are capable of strong associative interactions, the classical reactivity ratio analysis based on Fineman-Ross/terminal reactivity models may lead to an imprecise determination of the monomer alternation mode. © 2014 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSequence-Controlled Polymers: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Properties
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780841230019
StatePublished - Sep 22 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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