Advances in synthetic optically active condensation
The study of optically active polymers is a very active research field, and these materials have exhibited a number
of interesting properties. Much of the attention in chiral polymers results from the potential of these materials for several
specialized utilizations that are chiral matrices for asymmetric synthesis, chiral stationary phases for the separation of
racemic mixtures, synthetic molecular receptors and chiral liquid crystals for ferroelectric and nonlinear optical applications.
Recently, highly efficient methodologies and catalysts have been developed to synthesize various kinds of optically
active compounds. Some of them can be applied to chiral polymer synthesis. In a few synthetic approaches for optically
active polymers, chiral monomer polymerization has essential advantages in applicability of monomer, apart from both
asymmetric polymerization of achiral or prochiral monomers and enantioselective polymerization of a racemic monomer
mixture. The following are the up to date successful approaches to the chiral synthetic polymers by condensation polymerization
reaction of chiral monomers.