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Cyclodextrin-based supramolecular polymers

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Abstract

Recently, supramolecular chemistry has been expanding to supramolecular polymer chemistry. The combination of cyclic molecules and linear polymers has provided many kinds of intriguing supramolecular architectures, such as rotaxanes and catenanes. This tutorial review overviews construction of some supramolecular architectures formed by cyclodextrins or their derivatives with guest molecules. In the first part, the construction of supramolecular structures of cyclodextrins with some polymers (polyrotaxanes) is described. In the second part, formation of supramolecular oligomers and polymers formed by cyclodextrin derivatives is described.

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The article was received on 27 Aug 2008 and first published on 17 Feb 2009


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B705458K
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009,38, 875-882
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    Cyclodextrin-based supramolecular polymers

    A. Harada, Y. Takashima and H. Yamaguchi, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009, 38, 875
    DOI: 10.1039/B705458K

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