Dendrimers based on thermally reversible furan-maleimide Diels-Alder adducts

Michael L. Szalai, Dominic V Mcgrath, David R. Wheeler, Thomas Zifer, James R. McElhanon

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)818-823
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecules
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 20 2007

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