Sliding mode of cyclodextrin in polyrotaxane and slide-ring gel

Changmei Zhao, Yusuke Domon, Yasushi Okumura, Satoshi Okabe, Mitsuhiro Shibayama, Kohzo Ito

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The sliding modes of cyclic molecules in polyrotaxane and of cross-linking junctions in topological gel or slide-ring gel were investigated by quasi-elastic light scattering. We found that a polyrotaxane sparsely including α-cyclodextrin showed the sliding mode in solution other than the self-and cooperative-diffusion modes whereas the sliding mode was not observed in a polyrotaxane densely including α-cyclodextrin. After gelation of the sparse polyrotaxane, the self-diffusion mode of the polyrotaxane disappeared but the sliding mode was still observed. This indicated that the figure-of-eight cross-links in the slide-ring gel slid in the polymer network, passing through the polymer chains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S2841-S2846
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - Aug 10 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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