Synthesis of cored dendrimers with internal cross-links

Laura G. Schultz, Yan Zhao, Steven C. Zimmerman

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1962-1966
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 18 2001


  • Alkenes
  • Cross-linking
  • Dendrimers
  • Metathesis
  • Oligomerization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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