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Synthetic approaches for the preparation of cyclic polymers

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Abstract

Despite decades of studies devoted to the unique physical properties and potential applications of cyclic polymer topologies, their exploration has remained limited because of synthetic inefficiencies and acyclic impurities. Many recently developed synthetic techniques offer efficient routes to well-defined cyclic macromolecules to answer this need. This tutorial review aims to provide a concise overview of the most significant synthetic contributions in this field, and highlight the relative advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

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The article was received on 09 Feb 2009 and first published on 17 Apr 2009


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B809916M
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009,38, 2202-2213

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    Synthetic approaches for the preparation of cyclic polymers

    B. A. Laurent and S. M. Grayson, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009, 38, 2202
    DOI: 10.1039/B809916M

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