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Reversible single-chain selective point folding via cyclodextrin driven host–guest chemistry in water

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Abstract

In the present communication we introduce a new platform technology for the reversible folding of single polymer chains in aqueous environment on the basis of cyclodextrin (CD) host–guest chemistry and controlled radical polymerization protocols. The single-chain folding of adamantyl-β-CD α-ω-functionalized poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide) and its reversion at elevated temperatures were monitored by DLS and nuclear Overhauser enhancement spectroscopy (NOESY).

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The article was received on 30 Apr 2014, accepted on 12 May 2014 and first published on 13 May 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03218G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 7056-7059
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    Reversible single-chain selective point folding via cyclodextrin driven host–guest chemistry in water

    J. Willenbacher, B. V. K. J. Schmidt, D. Schulze-Suenninghausen, O. Altintas, B. Luy, G. Delaittre and C. Barner-Kowollik, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 7056
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03218G

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