A rapid, orthogonal synthesis of poly(benzyl ester) dendrimers via an "activated" monomer approach

Adam W. Freeman, Jean M.J. Fréchet*

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(Matrix presented) Herein we introduce the concept of an "activated" monomer approach to the synthesis of convergent dendrimers. In this method a set of chemically orthogonal monomers, one of which is an "activated" analogue of the other, is used to rapidly synthesize large, perfect dendrimers with one additional generation being added in each reaction. This method is exemplified by the efficient preparation of a new family of poly(benzyl ester) dendrimers described below.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-687
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 26 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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