Polymorphy in the Stereostructure of Periodic Polymer Backbones

Tsutomu Nakanishi, Hajime Okamoto, Maki Kasahara, Kyozaburo Takeda

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We theoretically investigated the polymorphy of the stereostructures of a periodic polymer. Using the polymer's internal conformation parameters of bond lengths, bond angles, and internal rotation angles, we extended the mathematical treatment for designing polymer backbones. We considered those periodic polymers whose unit cell consists of one (m = 1), two (m = 2), or three (m = 3) kinds of atoms. Moreover, for these three types of polymers, we supposed two catenation types for the skeleton atoms; one is a "homorotatory" sequence and the other is a "heterorotatory" one. To specify the backbone's stereostructure, we introduced several conformation parameters such as the helical pitch number n, the translation distance d, and the inclination angle of the skeleton plane Θ. By combining these parameters, we can systematically understand the variety and the possible polymorphy in the stereostructure of a periodic polymer backbone.

ジャーナルJournal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics
出版ステータスPublished - 2003 11 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 物理化学および理論化学
  • ポリマーおよびプラスチック
  • 材料化学


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