The C60 core: A versatile tecton for dendrimer chemistry

Camps X, Schönberger H, Hirsch A (1997)

Publication Type: Journal article, Original article

Publication year: 1997


Original Authors: Camps X., Schönberger H., Hirsch A.

Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag

Book Volume: 3

Pages Range: 561-567

Journal Issue: 4



The synthesis, complete characterization and molecular dynamics simulations of dendrimers 4-8 involving [60]-fullerene as core tecton and first- to third-generation benzyl-ether-based dendrons as branches is described. In dendrimer 7 a core branching multiplicity of 12, the highest known to date, is realized for the first time with a T(h)-symmetrical C core having an octahedral addition pattern. This unique structural type of core building block is only possible on the base of C and has no precedent in organic chemistry. NMR investigations as well as molecular modelling studies show that, owing to high core branching multiplicity, dendrimer 7 and to a minor extent the mixed adduct 8 already represent globular and densely packed macromolecules, although only first-generation dendrons are involved in their construction.

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Camps, X., Schönberger, H., & Hirsch, A. (1997). The C60 core: A versatile tecton for dendrimer chemistry. Chemistry - A European Journal, 3(4), 561-567.


Camps, Xavier, Hubert Schönberger, and Andreas Hirsch. "The C60 core: A versatile tecton for dendrimer chemistry." Chemistry - A European Journal 3.4 (1997): 561-567.

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