Driving dendrimers with light: Dendrimers with azobenzene central linkers

Dominic V Mcgrath, Denise M. Junge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

10 Scopus citations


Several new classes of azobenzene-containing dendrimers have been prepared and characterized. Three central linker azobenzenes, p-(p'-hydroxyphenylazo)phenol (A), aniline p-(p'-chlorocarbonylphenylazo)benzoyl chloride (B), and p-(p'-aminophenylazo) (C) were reacted with the appropriate dendritic fragment ([Gn]Br for A and C; [Gn]OH for B) to yield dendrimers 1-3 of varying generational size. The photoresponsive characterization of these dendrimers illustrates the insensitivity of the photoresponsive behavior of the azobenzene with respect to the nature of the attached dendritic fragment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMacromolecular Symposia
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

Cite this

Mcgrath, D. V., & Junge, D. M. (1999). Driving dendrimers with light: Dendrimers with azobenzene central linkers. In Macromolecular Symposia (Vol. 137, pp. 57-65)