Type III-B rotaxane dendrimers

Watson K.W. Ho, Siu Fung Lee, Chi Hin Wong, Xiao Ming Zhu, Chak Shing Kwan, Chun Pong Chak, Paula M. Mendes, Christopher H.K. Cheng, Ken C F LEUNG*

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Type III-B first generation [3]rotaxane and second generation [4]rotaxane dendrimers have been synthesized via (1) a modified copper-catalyzed alkyne-azide cycloaddition (CuAAC), (2) Glaser-Hay's acetylenic oxidative homo-coupling, and (3) amide formation. The dendron does not reveal obvious cytotoxicities in L929 fibroblast cells. The rotaxane dendrimers can capture ammonia and are switchable both in solution and on surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10781-10783
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number92
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2013

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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