Cyclic and Topological Polymers (#248)

Over the first decade of this century, a number of formidable breakthroughs have been achieved to produce a variety of cyclic and multicyclic polymers by the introduction of intriguing synthetic techniques. These new topological polymers in addition to traditional linear or branched counterparts have now offered unique opportunities of the choice of a variety of precisely controlled macromolecules in polymer materials design to create unprecedented properties and functions simply based on their topologies. In addition, cyclic polymers have been found to exhibit unique physical behavior that may lead to a range of intriguing applications. The symposium will focus on the recent developments in this growing area by covering the synthesis, the structural characterization, the basic properties/functions and the potential applications, with particular emphasis on new conceptual insights for polymer chemistry and polymer materials.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015