Conductive dendrimers obtained by click chemistry

Donald G. Lewis, Larissa B. Krasnova, Philip J. Skinner, Valery V. Fokin

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Abstract

First generation dendrimers having a high level of size/shape/symmetry homogeneity were fabricated using a synthetic scheme that employs highly quantitative copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) reactions in combination with a molecular architecture that favors homogeneity. An "outside-in" or convergent synthetic approach was employed wherein dendrons having Sierpinski triangular fractal architectures were coupled to core structures having D2h or D3h point group symmetries to form the desired dendrimers. The individual dendrons consisted of branched-backbone conductive polymers having benzene branch points and 1,2,3-triazole linkages with uninterrupted π-electron cloud overlap throughout. Each dendron was then coupled to a benzene core structure having acetylene substituents by means of a CuAAC reaction so as to extend the uninterrupted π-conjugation from the dendron to the core structure for imparting conductivity throughout the entire dendrimer. The resulting dendrimers maintained the point group symmetry of their core structure, with the core structure serving to electronically couple the dendrons to one another by extension of their uninterrupted π-electron systems. Synthesis of these first generation dendrimers provides a proof of principle for the synthesis of higher generation conductive dendrimers. Since the nanophotonic properties of conductive dendrimers may be dependent, at least in some instances, upon their size, shape, and symmetry, enhancements with respect to their homogeneity may unmask new nanophotonic properties.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanophotonic Materials VII
Volume7755
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventNanophotonic Materials VII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 1 Aug 20104 Aug 2010

Conference

ConferenceNanophotonic Materials VII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period1.8.104.8.10

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Click Chemistry
Dendrimers
dendrimers
chemistry
Homogeneity
homogeneity
Point groups
Nanophotonics
Crystal symmetry
symmetry
Symmetry Group
Benzene
benzene
Electron
Synthesis
Symmetry
electron clouds
Branch Point
Cycloaddition
Electrons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Lewis, D. G., Krasnova, L. B., Skinner, P. J., & Fokin, V. V. (2010). Conductive dendrimers obtained by click chemistry. In Nanophotonic Materials VII (Vol. 7755). [775505] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.860879

Conductive dendrimers obtained by click chemistry. / Lewis, Donald G.; Krasnova, Larissa B.; Skinner, Philip J.; Fokin, Valery V.

Nanophotonic Materials VII. Vol. 7755 2010. 775505.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Lewis, DG, Krasnova, LB, Skinner, PJ & Fokin, VV 2010, Conductive dendrimers obtained by click chemistry. in Nanophotonic Materials VII. vol. 7755, 775505, Nanophotonic Materials VII, San Diego, CA, United States, 1.8.10. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.860879
Lewis DG, Krasnova LB, Skinner PJ, Fokin VV. Conductive dendrimers obtained by click chemistry. In Nanophotonic Materials VII. Vol. 7755. 2010. 775505 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.860879
Lewis, Donald G. ; Krasnova, Larissa B. ; Skinner, Philip J. ; Fokin, Valery V. / Conductive dendrimers obtained by click chemistry. Nanophotonic Materials VII. Vol. 7755 2010.
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