Dendrimer with rotaxane-like mechanical branching

Arkadij M. Elizarov, Sheng Hsien Chiu, Peter T. Glink, J. Fraser Stoddart*

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(equation presented) A dendrimer wherein the branching points are mechanical in nature has been synthesized. It contains two identical covalently linked bis-dendrons and a core unit fused to two rings that encircle the two bis-dendrons. A "threading-followed-by-stoppering" approach is used in the template-directed synthesis of a precursor bis[2]rotaxane, which undergoes stopper exchange four times to yield the dendrimer in which the two bis-dendrons act as stoppers within the two [2]rotaxane subunits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)679-682
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 7 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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