The first two-dimensional polymer

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A two-dimensional polymer prepared by organic synthesis
Patrick Kissel, Rolf Erni, W. Bernd Schweizer, Marta D. Rossell, Benjamin T. King, Thomas Bauer, Stephan Götzinger, A. Dieter Schlüter & Junji Sakamoto
Nature Chemistry (2012) doi:10.1038/nchem.1265

2d Polymer  
Figure: Sketch of the key structural differences between linear and two-dimensional polymers. While the former consist of linearly connected repeat units, the latter are composed of laterally connected ones.

For more information on the first two-dimensional polymers the group achieved beginning of 2012, please consult the following links:

ETH Life, Der Standard, ScienceCodex, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
See also William R. Dichtel Nature Chemistry news & views

For more recent information, please see:
The first single crystal X-ray structure analysis of a two-dimensional polymer and
2016 ETH booklet "Breakthroughs" 

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