Title page for ETD etd-02272007-092408

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Liu, Shu
URN etd-02272007-092408
Title Molecular necklaces : polyester rotaxanes
Degree PhD
Department Chemistry
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Gibson, Harry W. Committee Chair
Dorn, Harry C. Committee Member
Marand, Hervé L. Committee Member
McGrath, James E. Committee Member
Tanko, James M. Committee Member
  • transesterification polymerization
Date of Defense 1995-01-05
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Polyrotaxanes consisting of 30-60 membered aliphatic crown ether macrocycles whose cavities are pierced by polysebacate chains were synthesized by several polymerization approaches including transesterification polymerization, the acid chloride method, and interfacial polymerization.

The polyrotaxanes were purified by multiple reprecipitations into good solvents for the crown ethers. In some cases the threaded macrocycles are constrained onto polymer chains by the incorporation of monofunctional blocking groups at polymer chain ends, or by the copolymerization of a difunctional blocking group with other monomers.

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