Hydrolytic removal of the core unit and cross-linking of their wedges enables dendrimers to be "cored" (see schematic representation). By internalizing the alkenes, the ring-closing metathesis reaction will "stitch" the dendritic wedges to gather intramolecularly, even at dendrimer concentrations of 10-3M. In contrast peripheral alkenes react intermolecularly at this concentration.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - May 18 2001|
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