Polymerization of a divalent/tetravalent metal-storing atom-mimicking dendrimer

Ken Albrecht, Yuki Hirabayashi, Masaya Otake, Shin Mendori, Yuta Tobari, Yasuo Azuma, Yutaka Majima, Kimihisa Yamamoto

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The phenylazomethine dendrimer (DPA) has a layer-by-layer electron density gradient that is an analog of the Bohr atom (atom mimicry). In combination with electron pair mimicry, the polymerization of this atom-mimicking dendrimer was achieved. The valency of the mimicked atom was controlled by changing the chemical structure of the dendrimer. Bymimicking a divalent atom, a one-dimensional (1D) polymer was obtained, and by using a planar tetravalent atom mimic, a 2D polymer was obtained. These poly(dendrimer) polymers could store Lewis acids (SnCl2) in their unoccupied orbitals, thus indicating that these poly(dendrimer) polymers consist of a series of nanocontainers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1601414
JournalScience Advances
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes

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