The configurational stereochemistry of atactic vinyl homopolymers

Mark M. Green, Bruce A. Garetz

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Atactic vinyl homopolymers, synthesized from non-dissymmetric monomers, are produced racemic or enantiomerically pure depending on the length of the polymer chain. The optical inactivity of high molecular weight samples of these polymers arises by a mechanism unknown in small molecules: intermolecular compensation of diastereomers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2831-2834
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number27
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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