Olefin metathesis for dendrimer assembly

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Conditions for the self-metathesis assembly of dendrons with alkenyl focal points into dendrimers are developed. Assembly of more complex central cores is the subject of current efforts. Olefin metathesis has become a powerful method in organic synthesis. Several ruthenium-based alkylidiene complexes have led to considerable success in the ring-opening metathesis and ring-closing metathesis reactions in application to the total synthesis of natural products. A preliminary study on the use of metathesis to assemble benzyl aryl ether dendrimers is reported. Self-metathesis yielding dendrimers is observed and the effects of solvent, temperature and reaction conditions on final product yield is optimized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)865
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2000
EventThe San Francisco Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 26 2000Mar 31 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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