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Synthesis of poly(alkyl aryl ether) dendrimers

Nithyanandhan, Jayaraj and Jayaraman, Narayanaswamy (2002) Synthesis of poly(alkyl aryl ether) dendrimers. In: Journal of Organic Chemistry, 67 (17). pp. 6282-6285.

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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jo025844a


Poly(alkyl aryl ether) dendrimers of up to four generations composed of a phloroglucinol core, branching components, and pentamethylene spacers are synthesized by a divergent growth methodology. A repetitive synthetic sequence of phenolic O-alkylation and O-benzyl deprotection reactions are adopted for the synthesis of these dendrimers. The peripheries of the dendrimers contain 6, 12, 24, and 48 phenolic hydroxyl groups, either in the protected or unprotected form, for the first, second, third, and fourth generations, respectively. Because of the presence of hydrophilic exterior and relatively hydrophobic interior regions, alkaline aqueous solutions of these dendrimers are able to solubilize an otherwise insoluble pyrene molecule and these supramolecular complexes precipitate upon neutralization of the aqueous solutions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Depositing User: Ms V Mangala
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2011 06:08
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2011 06:08
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/39450

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