Single-chain folding of polymers for catalytic systems in water

T. Terashima, T. Mes, T.F.A. Greef, de, M.A.J. Gillissen, P. Besenius, A.R.A. Palmans, E.W. Meijer

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Enzymes are a source of inspiration for chemists attempting to create versatile synthetic catalysts. In order to arrive at a polymeric chain carrying catalytic units separated spatially, it is a prerequisite to fold these polymers in water into well-defined compartmentalized architectures thus creating a catalytic core. Herein, we report the synthesis, physical properties, and catalytic activity of a water-soluble segmented terpolymer in which a helical structure in the apolar core is created around a ruthenium-based catalyst. The supramolecular chirality of this catalytic system is the result of the self-assembly of benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide side chains, while the catalyst arises from the sequential ruthenium-catalyzed living radical polymerization of the different monomers followed by ligand exchange. The polymers exhibit a two-state folding process and show transfer hydrogenation in water.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)4742-4745
TijdschriftJournal of the American Chemical Society
Nummer van het tijdschrift13
StatusGepubliceerd - 2011


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