A “Branched‐Monomer Approach” for the Rapid Synthesis of Dendimers

Karen L. Wooley, Craig J. Hawker, Jean M.J. Fréchet*

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An accelerated route to the synthesis of dendritic macromolecules through the use of fractal components larger than the repeating unit is described. The first‐generation bromide 1 and the second‐generation novel branched AB4 monomer 2 can be used to prepare a highly regular fifth‐generation poly(ether ester) dendrimer (Mr = 9371) in only three synthetic steps. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-85
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 17 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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