Synthesis of cyclic polymers via ring closure

Jia, Zhongfan and Monteiro, Michael J. (2013) Synthesis of cyclic polymers via ring closure. Advances in Polymer Science, 262 295-328. doi:10.1007/12_2013_238

Author Jia, Zhongfan
Monteiro, Michael J.
Title Synthesis of cyclic polymers via ring closure
Journal name Advances in Polymer Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0065-3195
ISBN 9783319037189
Publication date 2013-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/12_2013_238
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 262
Start page 295
End page 328
Total pages 34
Editor Virgil Percec
Place of publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Language eng
Subject 1605 Policy and Administration
2507 Polymers and Plastics
1500 Chemical Engineering
Abstract Cyclic polymers have intrigued scientists for many years and their diffusion process may have important implications for polymer physics. In this contribution, we focus on the ring-closure method for synthesis of linear polymers made by "living" radical polymerization. In the first part, the probability of two chain ends being in a capture volume to undergo ring closure will be described using the well-known Gaussian chain end-to-end distance. The probability for knot or catenane structures will also be discussed. We then describe the thermodynamic Jacobson-Stockmayer theory for monocyclic ring closure, and an empirical equation based on kinetics. Finally, we give examples of ring closure for many different polymer systems, including the formation of many complex cyclic topologies.
Keyword Cyclic polymers
Jacobson Stockmayer equation
Living radical polymerization
Ring closure
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special title : Hierarchical Macromolecular Structures: 60 Years after the Staudinger Nobel Prize II

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