Full Paper: Novel optically active monomers, based on different L-amino acid residues such as trans-(S)-4-(2-methacryloylamino-3-methylbutanoylamino)azobenzene, trans-(S)-4-(2-methacryloylamino-4-methylpentanoylamino)azobenzene and trans-(S)-4-(N-methacryloyl-2-pyrrolidinoylamino)azobenzene, have been prepared and homopolymerized by free radical initiation. Circular dichroism spectra of the resulting polymers, as compared with those of the corresponding low molecular weight analogues, purposely synthesized, allow one to suggest that the macromolecules assume in solution achiral or chiral conformations with a prevailing screw sense, depending on the bulkiness and rigidity of the L-amino acid residue present in the side chains. The role of intra- and/or intermolecular hydrogen bonding between side-chain amido groups along the backbone and the structural requirements of the chiral groups in determining the macromolecular arrangement is also discussed.
|Autori:||C. CARLINI; A. FISSI; A.M. RASPOLLI GALLETTI; SBRANA G|
|Titolo:||Optically active polymers bearing side-chain photochromic moieties: synthesis and chiroptical properties of methacrylic homopolymers with pendant trans-azobenzene chromophores bound through L-leucine, L-valine and L-proline amino acid spacers|
|Anno del prodotto:||2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1002/1521-3935(20000801)201:13<1540::AID-MACP1540>3.0.CO;2-8|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|