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Molecules 2009, 14(9), 3719-3730; doi:10.3390/molecules14093719

Carbosilane and Carbosiloxane Dendrimers

1,*  and 2
1 Department of Chemistry, Dong-A University, Busan 604-714, Korea 2 Department of Nanopolymer Material Engineering, Pai Chai University, Daejeon 302-735, Korea
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 1 September 2009 / Revised: 10 September 2009 / Accepted: 15 September 2009 / Published: 22 September 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dendrimers - from Synthesis to Applications)
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This review focuses on novel carbosilane dendrimers containing branches with Si-C and Si-O-C bonds. Introduction of organic moieties into the dendrimers is performed by hydrosilation of carbon-carbon double/triple bonds. Versatile organic or organometallic moieties are introduced onto the peripheral regions of dendrimers by coupling and complexation reactions, which clearly demonstrates their potential for variation.
Keywords: dendrimer; carbosilane; siloxane; silicone; GPC dendrimer; carbosilane; siloxane; silicone; GPC
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Kim, C.; Hong, J.H. Carbosilane and Carbosiloxane Dendrimers. Molecules 2009, 14, 3719-3730.

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