1997 年 55 巻 4 号 p. 290-300
Cyclopolymerization of 1, 2 : 5, 6-dianhydrohexitol has been studied in terms of regio- and stereoselectivity. The anionic cyclopolymerizations of 1, 2 : 5, 6-dianhydro-D-mannitol and 1, 2 : 5, 6-dianhydro-L-iditol produced (1→6) - and (6→1) -2, 5-anhydro-D-glucitol, respectively. On the other hand, the cyclopolymerizations using a cationic initiator gave the polymer consisting of 2, 5-anhydro-D-glucitol as the cyclic constitutional unit along with 1, 6 : 2, 5-dianhydro-D-glucitol as a by-product. For the cationic cyclopolymerization of 1, 2 : 5, 6-dianhydro-D-glucitol, the resulting polymer was confirmed to have the constitutional unit mainly of 2, 5-anhydro-D-mannitol, while the polymer obtained using anionic initiator consisted of two cyclic repeating units, 2, 5-anhydro-D-mannitol unit and 2, 5-anhydro -L-iditol unit. The cyclopolymerization of 1, 2 : 5, 6-dianhydrohexitol was regio- and stereoselective, i.e., the intramolecular cyclization proceeded through the α-scission with inversion of the configuration at the α-carbon and the intermolecular propagation through the β-scission with retention. The polymer consisting of 2, 5-anhydrohexitol, a novel polymeric carbohydrate, showed a metal cationbinding ability and a chiral recognition property toward the racemic amino acid derivatives.