Construction of a 3-miktoarm star from cyclic polymers

Zhongfan Jia, Daria E. Lonsdale, Jakov Kulis, Michael J. Monteiro

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Cyclic polymers have intriguing physical properties, including those found in biological membranes for greater temperature, salt and acid stability. Although, many unique and complex synthetic cyclic structures have been prepared, there are no reports of ABC miktoarm stars constructed of three cyclic polymers with very different chemical compositions. We report such a structure in one pot at 25 °C by modulating the copper catalyst activity using combinations of solvents and ligands. (Figure presented)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)780-783
Number of pages4
JournalACS Macro Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes


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