Synthesis and characterisation of silanol-functionalised dendrimers

PI Coupar, P-A Jaffrès, Russell Edward Morris

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A number of carbosilane dendrimers derivatised on their external surface by silanol groups have been synthesized and characterised. The new molecules are prepared by repetitive hydrosilation/alkenylation reactions, and then careful hydrolysis of Si-Cl groups in one of two ways produces dendrimers with external Si-OH groups. Various molecules with three, four and eight vinyl groups were used as the starting molecules to produce dendrimers of different sizes. The first-generation dendrimer based on a tetravinylsilane core has been characterised by single crystal X-ray diffraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2183-2187
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 1999




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