Designing a helical polymer that reverses handedness at a selected, continuously variable, temperature

Kap Soo Cheon, Jonathan V. Selinger, Mark M. Green

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Abstract

A theory is developed to explain how the optical activity of polymers composed of mirror-image units depended on enantiomeric excess around the 50/50 racemic point. The theory is generalized to describe the polymers consisting of competing chiral units. The polymer is described by the random-field Ising model, with the quenched random field representing the local chiral bias of each monomer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)957-958
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Volume41
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2000
EventThe San Francisco Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 26 2000Mar 31 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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