The synthesis of novel dendrimers functionalized with laser dyes both at the periphery and at the core, along with all relevant model compounds necessary for accurate photophysical studies, is described. The utilized synthetic strategy involves a modular approach in which a variety of peripheral and core moieties can be placed on a dendritic structure bearing electrophilic peripheral groups and a nucleophilic core. Specifically, the target macromolecules required functionalization with the laser dyes coumarin 2 (periphery) and coumarin 343 (core) due to the possibility of energy transfer from the former to the latter dye. In addition, the preparation of a novel, highly soluble and reactive hypermonomer utilized in the rapid and efficient synthesis of high-generation dye-labeled dendrimers and model compounds is outlined.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry