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Controlled functional group presentations in dendrimers as a tool to probe the hyperbranched architecture

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Abstract

The layer-by-layer incorporation of monomers in the synthesis of dendrimers allows for variations in the functionalities between one layer and the next. However, incorporation of different functionalities in combination with the above would lead to the introduction of sequences in dendrimers. We review the three complementary synthetic methods we have developed for sequencing the dendrimers. We also illustrate the utility of these methodologies in identifying certain fundamental properties of dendrimers. More specifically, we have probed the intermediate layers of the dendrimers by incorporation of spectroscopic probes in precise locations within dendrimers. Similarly, we have utilized this method to identify the true architectural advantages of dendrimers as light harvesters in solar energy applications.

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The article was received on 04 Dec 2006, accepted on 07 Mar 2007 and first published on 30 Mar 2007


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B617628C
Citation: New J. Chem., 2007,31, 1052-1063
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    Controlled functional group presentations in dendrimers as a tool to probe the hyperbranched architecture

    A. V. Ambade, Y. Chen and S. Thayumanavan, New J. Chem., 2007, 31, 1052
    DOI: 10.1039/B617628C

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