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Molecular level ordering in poly(2-vinylpyridine).

Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) (2012-05-19)
Mohammad Changez, Haeng-Deog Koh, Nam-Goo Kang, Jin-Gyu Kim, Youn-Joong Kim, Shashadhar Samal, Jae-Suk Lee
ABSTRACT

The reaction between atactic poly(2-vinylpyridine) and 1,4-dibromobutane leads to formation of long-range 3D molecular ordering in polymer chains mainly because the side group (pyridine) of the polymer chain changes to a syndotactic configuration. This may enable the production of functional molecular devices that operate on a 3D atomic scale.

MATERIALS
Product Number
Brand
Product Description

Supelco
Poly(2-vinylpyridine), analytical standard, average Mw 159,000 (Typical), average Mn 152,000 (Typical)
Supelco
Poly(2-vinylpyridine), analytical standard, average Mw 37,500 (Typical), average Mn 35,000 (Typical)
Sigma-Aldrich
1,4-Dibromobutane, 99%