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It is envisaged that absolute stereochemistry of the oligomer/polymer will be controlled by the number and nature of substituents present. Thus, stereoregularity will be achieved not only at the level of the primary structure but also in the secondary/tertiary structure through intrastrand interactions.
A number of routes to both five and six ring monomers will be presented.
Stereochemistry of the acetyl perchlorate oligomerisation and co-oligomerisation of both commercially available and novel glycals will be discussed.
Initial studies have focused on the cationic polymerisation of dihydrofuran and dihydropyran with various initiators as model systems for the polymerisation of the glycals outlined above.
Conclusions and acknowledgements