Olefin metathesis for dendrimer assembly

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Conditions for the self-metathesis assembly of dendrons with alkenyl focal points into dendrimers are developed. Assembly of more complex central cores is the subject of current efforts. Olefin metathesis has become a powerful method in organic synthesis. Several ruthenium-based alkylidiene complexes have led to considerable success in the ring-opening metathesis and ring-closing metathesis reactions in application to the total synthesis of natural products. A preliminary study on the use of metathesis to assemble benzyl aryl ether dendrimers is reported. Self-metathesis yielding dendrimers is observed and the effects of solvent, temperature and reaction conditions on final product yield is optimized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2000
EventThe San Francisco Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 26 2000Mar 31 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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