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Switching of Structural Order in a Cross-Linked Polymer Triggered by the Desorption/Adsorption of Guest Molecules

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posted on 11.10.2006, 00:00 by Yasuhiro Ishida, Sayaka Amano, Nobutaka Iwahashi, Kazuhiko Saigo
A cross-linked polymer, prepared by the in situ polymerization of a thermotropic columnar liquid crystal, was found to work as a host with a flexible framework, which was reminiscent of intercalation hosts, such as clays, graphites, and coordination polymers. The structural order of the cross-linked polymer was reversibly switched by changing the amount or shape of a guest incorporated in the polymer.

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