Thermally bisignate supramolecular polymerization.

  title={Thermally bisignate supramolecular polymerization.},
  author={K. Venkata Rao and Daigo Miyajima and Atsuko Nihonyanagi and Takuzo Aida},
  journal={Nature chemistry},
  volume={9 11},
One of the enticing characteristics of supramolecular polymers is their thermodynamic reversibility, which is attractive, in particular, for stimuli-responsive applications. These polymers usually disassemble upon heating, but here we report a supramolecular polymerization that occurs upon heating as well as cooling. This behaviour arises from the use of a metalloporphyrin-based tailored monomer bearing eight amide-containing side chains, which assembles into a highly thermostable one… 
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