A novel end-reactive dendron in the accelerated synthesis of carboxylate-terminated dendritic poly(ether-amides)

Masaru Ohta, Jean Frechet*

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A novel end-reactive AB4 dendron with four phenolic coupling sites and a benzyl alcohol functionality at the focal point has been prepared by a chemoselective amidation process that requires no functional group protection. The usefulness of the end-reactive dendron for the accelerated synthesis of dendritic polymers has been demonstrated in the preparation of several poly(amide-ether) dendritic macromolecules with carboxylate chain-ends. The new dendritic polymers have been characterized by NMR and MALDI mass spectrometry, size exclusion chromatography, and thermal analysis methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2025-2046
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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