Toward main chain metallo-terpyridyl supramolecular polymers: "The metal does the trick"

M. Chiper, R. Hoogenboom, U.S. Schubert

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

87 Citations (Scopus)


Metallo-supramolecular chemistry offers possibilities for the construction of stimuli-responsive polymeric materials where the environment can have a large impact on the reversibility and strength of interactions between the individual components. The potential of manipulating the strength of the intermolecular non-covalent bonds can result in impressive modifications of the metallo-supramolecular structure and, subsequently, produces changes in the properties of the designed material. The present feature article provides an overview on recent developments in the field of metallo-polymerization of chelating terpyridyl and analogues ligands. Synthetic strategies are described followed by a discussion regarding the characterization and the application of the reviewed metallo-supramolecular structures, mainly based on terpyridines.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-578
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009


Dive into the research topics of 'Toward main chain metallo-terpyridyl supramolecular polymers: "The metal does the trick"'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this