Multi-Tier Dendrimers with an Aromatic Core


  • Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Darshan Ranganathan


We report various multi-tier designer dendritic molecules that incorporate an aromatic core and heterocyclic and peptide units. The 5-(azidomethyl)benzene-1,3-dicarbonyl unit was chosen as the scaffold as this unit allows two identical units and a reactive end to be incorporated, thus generating a dendron suitable for dendrimer synthesis. The design and synthesis of dendrimers with multi-tier architectures will be useful for generating dendritic structures with various functions.(© Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2009)