Reactive monomers and polymers containing chiral groups - Synthesis and copolymerization of n-p-methylstyryl-(1R,2S)-ephedrine

F. Villedon-Denaide, P. Lecavalier, J. M.J. Fréchet*

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Abstract

N-(p-methylstyryl)-(1R,2S)-ephedrine is prepared by alkylation of p-chloromethylstyrene under conditions which do not favor quaternization. A series of Copolymerization reactions confirm that the new chiral monomer and styrene copolymerize in random fashion with r1=1.09 and r2=0.98. The optical rotation of the copolymers does not vary linearly with composition. Applications of the copolymer include its use as chiral ligand for asymmetric synthesis or as a separation medium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-495
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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