What is dynamic covalent chemistry?

Dynamic Covalent Chemistry

In supramolecular chemistry, dynamic covalent chemistry is a strategy that aims at synthesizing large complex molecules. In it a reversible reaction is under thermodynamic reaction control and a specific reaction product out of many is captured. Because all the components in the reaction mixture are able to equilibrate quickly, (according to its advocates) some degree of error checking and proof reading is enabled. The concept of dynamic covalent chemistry was demonstrated in the development of specific molecular Borromean rings.

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Concepts in Supramolecular Chemistry - Dynamic Covalent Chemistry
... In dynamic covalent chemistry covalent bonds are broken and formed in a reversible reaction under thermodynamic control ... While covalent bonds are key to the process, the system is directed by noncovalent forces to form the lowest energy structures ...
Dynamic Covalent Chemistry
... In supramolecular chemistry, dynamic covalent chemistry is a strategy that aims at synthesizing large complex molecules ... The concept of dynamic covalent chemistry was demonstrated in the development of specific molecular Borromean rings ...

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