A series of asymmetric phenylacetylene tridendrons is prepared by coupling polar monodendrons having t-butyl esters on their periphery with a non-polar monodendron having t-butyl groups on its periphery. Subsequent conversion of the t-butyl esters to carboxylic acids by thermolysis gives amphiphilic dendrimers having polar domains of various size. The characterization and solution phase behavior of these structures is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15331-15347
Number of pages17
Issue number45
StatePublished - Nov 10 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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