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Synthesis of Nanometer-Sized, Rigid, and Hydrophobic Anions


  • We gratefully acknowledge financial support of this work by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) within the frame of Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB) 625. D.T. thanks the Graduate School of Excellence “Material Science in Mainz” (MAINZ) for a scholarship.


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Size matters: The strategy of divergent dendronization allows for the synthesis of unprecedented large, rigid, and bulky anions (see picture). Their size, density, and chemical nature of surface can be tailored to obtain more hydrophobic, less nucleophilic, and more weakly coordinating anions.

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