Dendrimers based on thermally reversible furan-maleimide Diels-Alder adducts

Michael L. Szalai, Dominic V. McGrath, David R. Wheeler, Thomas Zifer, James R. McElhanon

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Thermally labile dendrimers based on the reversible furan-maleimide Diels-Alder reaction are described. First through fourth generation benzyl aryl ether based dendrons 3a-d that contained furan moieties at their focal point were allowed to react with bismaleimide central linker 4 to provide the corresponding dendrimers 5-8. Thermal degradation and reassembly of these dendrimers were studied under a variety of conditions and monitored by GPC and NMR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)818-823
Number of pages6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 20 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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