Design and synthesis of photoresponsive poly(benzyl ester) dendrimers with all-azobenzene repeating units

Shuangxi Wang, Rigoberto C. Advincula

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equation presented A novel class of dendrons and dendrimers containing all-azobenzene units (up to 29 azobenzene groups) was designed and synthesized by the convergent method using a protected orthogonal AB2 monomer (10) and tetra-functionalized core (11) as building blocks. The preparation of the key monomer (10) involved condensation of a protected nitroso compound (9) and 5-aminoisophthalic acid. These are the first examples of photoresponsive dendrimers with all-azobenzene repeating units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3831-3833
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Nov 29
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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