Synthesis of spiropyran based photoresponsive dendrimers

Ukkiramapandian Radhakrishnan, Dominic V. McGrath

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The polarity of the open form of spiropyrans is suitable for use as surfactants and for controlling the hydrophilicity of the dendrimer surface with the use of light. Spiropyrans as a peripheral unit of dendrimer with a non-polar inner core will lead to the formation of macromolecules with photolytically-controlled amphiphilic character. In this connection, spiropyran subunits were introduced on the surface of dendrimers prepared using the convergent synthetic strategy to modify the dendrimers' properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)883-884
Number of pages2
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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