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Organocatalytic dendrimers

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Abstract

Dendrimers are a class of synthetic macromolecules that bridge the gap between polymers and small molecules. The dendritic structure provides both the possibility for compartmentalization of reagents as well as offering a multivalent surface, and they are in that respect similar to globular proteins. This perspective article reviews the growing field of organocatalysis with dendrimers and highlights the possibilities that are unattainable for small molecule catalysts.

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The article was received on 13 Feb 2012, accepted on 03 Apr 2012 and first published on 04 Apr 2012


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C2OB25317H
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012,10, 4821-4835
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    Organocatalytic dendrimers

    B. Rasmussen and J. B. Christensen, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012, 10, 4821
    DOI: 10.1039/C2OB25317H

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