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Recent advances in the construction of cyclic grafted polymers and their potential applications

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Abstract

A cyclic grafted polymer, as a novel and unique kind of polymer, possesses a cyclic backbone and linear grafted side chains. Their physical properties and conformations are controlled by steric hindrance from the grafted side chains. As a cyclic derivative, cyclic grafted polymers have been successfully prepared and characterized within the past decade. To the best of our knowledge, cyclic grafted polymers have not been systematically generalized and summarized. In this review, we illustrate the considerable advances in the architectural construction of cyclic grafted polymers with three different approaches, including “grafting through”, “grafting onto” and “grafting from”. Additionally, their potential applications are also briefly discussed.

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The article was received on 08 Sep 2017, accepted on 06 Jan 2018 and first published on 08 Jan 2018


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01544E
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2018,9, 677-686
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    Recent advances in the construction of cyclic grafted polymers and their potential applications

    S. Zhang, Y. Tezuka, Z. Zhang, N. Li, W. Zhang and X. Zhu, Polym. Chem., 2018, 9, 677
    DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01544E

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