Thermally labile dendrimers based on the reversible furan-maleimide Diels-Alder reaction are described. First through fourth generation benzyl aryl ether based dendrons 3a-d that contained furan moieties at their focal point were allowed to react with bismaleimide central linker 4 to provide the corresponding dendrimers 5-8. Thermal degradation and reassembly of these dendrimers were studied under a variety of conditions and monitored by GPC and NMR.
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