Self-assembly of dendrimers by slippage

Arkadij M. Elizarov, Theresa Chang, Sheng Hsien Chiu, J. Fraser Stoddart*

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(graph presented) A dendrimer with rotaxane-like characteristics has been assembled under thermodynamic control from complementary wedge-shaped precursors by slippage in CH2Cl2. The driving force for the self-assembly process is the molecular recognition that exists as a result of [N+-H⋯O] and [C-H⋯O] hydrogen bonds between an NH2 + center in one Fréchet-type benzyl ether wedge and a dibenzo[24]crown-8 unit that links the other two such wedges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3565-3568
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number21
StatePublished - Oct 17 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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