Issue 31, 2023

Ferrocene-driven single-chain polymer compaction


We introduce single-chain nanoparticles (SCNPs) exclusively folded by covalently bonded ferrocene units. Specifially, we demonstrate the ability of 2-ferrocenyl-1,10-phenanthroline to fuse single-chain collapse with the concomitant introduction of a donor functionality allowing the installation of a Pd-catalytic site, affording the first heterobimetallic ferrocene-functionalized SCNP.

Graphical abstract: Ferrocene-driven single-chain polymer compaction

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16 Feb 2023
22 Mar 2023
First published
30 Mar 2023
This article is Open Access
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Chem. Commun., 2023,59, 4672-4675

Ferrocene-driven single-chain polymer compaction

S. Gillhuber, J. O. Holloway, H. Frisch, F. Feist, F. Weigend, C. Barner-Kowollik and P. W. Roesky, Chem. Commun., 2023, 59, 4672 DOI: 10.1039/D3CC00736G

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