Dendrimer disassembly by benzyl ether depolymerization

Sheng Li, Michael L. Szalai, Robert M. Kevwitch, Dominic V Mcgrath

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Abstract

The disassembly of dendritic structures was realized by a cascade cleavage reaction triggered by an initially stimulated group in the dendrimer periphery. A depolymerizable backbone was engineered into prototypical dendritic structures. Evidence for the completion of the disassembly process is provided by the absorbance peak of the p-nitrophenoxide ion that was intentionally installed at the focal point of the dendrons. Observation of the UV spectra during the disassembly process supports a stepwise cascade cleavage proceeding from the periphery into the core.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10516-10517
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume125
Issue number35
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 3 2003

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Dendrimer disassembly by benzyl ether depolymerization. / Li, Sheng; Szalai, Michael L.; Kevwitch, Robert M.; Mcgrath, Dominic V.

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 125, No. 35, 03.09.2003, p. 10516-10517.

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Li, Sheng ; Szalai, Michael L. ; Kevwitch, Robert M. ; Mcgrath, Dominic V. / Dendrimer disassembly by benzyl ether depolymerization. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2003 ; Vol. 125, No. 35. pp. 10516-10517.
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