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Molecules 2018, 23(4), 966;

Dentromers, a Family of Super Dendrimers with Specific Properties and Applications

ISM, UMR 5255, University of Bordeaux, 33405 Talence CEDEX, France
Université Jean Lorougnon Guédé, BP 150 Daloa, Ivory Coast
Institute of Chemistry, University of Campinas-Unicamp, 13083-861 Campinas, SP, Brazil
College of Materials and Chemical Engineering, China Three Gorges University, Yichang 443002, China
Chemistry of Low-Dimensional Materials, IMDEA Nanoscience Institute, Calle Faraday, 9, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Liaocheng University, 1, Hunan Road, Liaocheng 252059, China
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Academic Editor: Ashok Kakkar
Received: 22 March 2018 / Revised: 16 April 2018 / Accepted: 18 April 2018 / Published: 20 April 2018
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Dentromers (from dentro, δεντρο: tree in Greek), and meros (μεροσ, in greek: part) are introduced as a family of dendrimers constructed according to successive divergent 1 → 3 branching. The smaller dentromers have 27 terminal branches. With alcohol termini they were originally named arborols by Newkome, who pioneered 1 → 3 constructions of dendrimers and dendrons. Giant dentromers have been constructed and decorated in particular with ferrocene and other redox active groups. The synthesis, specific properties, and applications are examined in this mini review article dedicated to Don Tomalia, with an emphasis on dense peripheral packing favoring the functions of encapsulation, redox sensing, and micellar template for catalysis in water and aqueous solvents. View Full-Text
Keywords: dendrimer; dendron; dentromer; sensor; catalysis; redox; ferrocene; template; micelle dendrimer; dendron; dentromer; sensor; catalysis; redox; ferrocene; template; micelle

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Astruc, D.; Deraedt, C.; Djeda, R.; Ornelas, C.; Liu, X.; Rapakousiou, A.; Ruiz, J.; Wang, Y.; Wang, Q. Dentromers, a Family of Super Dendrimers with Specific Properties and Applications. Molecules 2018, 23, 966.

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