Road to chiral amplification in polymers originated in Italy

Mark M. Green, Herman F. Mark

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The difference between the polyisocyanates and the isotactic vinyl polymers studies in Italy is the stability of the helical conformation which is well indicated by the great difference in the dimensional properties of these two macromolecules. The large persistence length of the polyisocyanates is correlated with the small population of helical reversals and therefore to the large chiral amplification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 Las Vegas ACS Meeting - Las Vegas, NV, USA
Duration: Sep 7 1997Sep 12 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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