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Title: Aromatic foldamers as molecular springs in network polymers
Polymer networks crosslinked with spring-like ortho -phenylene ( o P) foldamers were developed. NMR analysis indicated the o P crosslinkers were well-folded. Polymer networks with o P-based crosslinkers showed enhanced energy dissipation and elasticity compared to divinylbenzene crosslinked networks. The energy dissipation was attributed to the strain-induced reversible unfolding of the o P units. Energy dissipation increased with the number of helical turns in the foldamer.  more » « less
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1904236 1919850
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Journal Name:
Chemical Communications
Page Range / eLocation ID:
5590 to 5593
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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