A direct route to cyclic organic nanostructures via ring-expansion metathesis polymerization of a dendronized macromonomer

Andrew J. Boydston, Thomas W. Holcombe, David A. Unruh, Jean Frechet, Robert H. Grubbs

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Abstract

Cyclic organic nanostructures were prepared via ring-expansion metathesis polymerization of a dendronized norbornene macromonomer. The strategy provides a direct, efficient route to nanoscale rings in a single operation. AFM imaging confirmed toroidal features having diameters of ca. 35-40 nm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5388-5389
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume131
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 22 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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