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Issue 7, 2010
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Self-assembly and thermodynamic synthesis of rotaxane dendrimers and related structures

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Abstract

The marriage between dendrimers and rotaxanes has been a topic of study. The use of noncovalent interactions to join dendritic fragments together to form rotaxane dendrimers could be more effective than traditional dendrimer synthesis using covalent bond formation reactions. Underpinning the fundamental study of rotaxane dendrimers would shed light on understanding and tuning the properties of mechanical bonds in a sterically hindered, dendritic environment. In this review article, we describe the classification and self-assembly of rotaxane dendrimers as well as the latest developments in thermodynamic synthesis of rotaxane dendrimers.

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The article was received on 16 Dec 2009, accepted on 19 Apr 2010 and first published on 24 May 2010


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B9PY00380K
Polym. Chem., 2010,1, 988-1000

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    Self-assembly and thermodynamic synthesis of rotaxane dendrimers and related structures

    K. C. Leung and K. Lau, Polym. Chem., 2010, 1, 988
    DOI: 10.1039/B9PY00380K

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