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Networked calix[4]arenepolymers with unusual mechanical properties

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Abstract

Polymeric networks built from calix[4]arenes that form a three dimensional folded structure have been predicted to exhibit negative Poisson's ratios (auxetic), an unusual property which makes them superior to conventional materials in many practical applications.

Graphical abstract: Networked calix[4]arene polymers with unusual mechanical properties

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Submitted
27 Apr 2005
Accepted
17 Jun 2005
First published
14 Jul 2005

Chem. Commun., 2005, 4065-4067
Article type
Communication

Networked calix[4]arene polymers with unusual mechanical properties

J. N. Grima, J. J. Williams and K. E. Evans, Chem. Commun., 2005, 4065
DOI: 10.1039/B505839B

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