Physical organic chemistry of supramolecular polymers.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Unlike the case of traditional covalent polymers, the entanglements that determine properties of supramolecular polymers are defined by very specific, intermolecular interactions. Recent work using modular molecular platforms to probe the mechanisms underlying mechanical response of supramolecular polymers is reviewed. The contributions of supramolecular kinetics, thermodynamics, and conformational flexibility to supramolecular polymer properties in solutions of discrete polymers, in networks, and at interfaces, are described. Molecule-to-material relationships are established through methods reminiscent of classic physical organic chemistry.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Serpe, MJ; Craig, SL

Published Date

  • February 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1626 - 1634

PubMed ID

  • 17279638

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2566944

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5827

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0743-7463

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/la0621416


  • eng