Synthesis of conjugates combining macromolecular brushes and rigid macrocycles.

On the occasion of the 65th birthday of Krzysztof Matyjaszewski (Link) a synthesis route to a conjugate comprised of two macromolecular brushes and a central shape persistent macrocycle utilizing ATRP is presented. As a result of the properties of the combined structure elements a functional macromolecule is obtained that regulates accessibility to a central shape persistent macrocycle via reversible brush-coil transitions.