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Segment block dendrimers consisting of polyester and polyaryl ether dendrons were synthesized using reagent free Diels-Alder cycloaddition reactions. Three generations of furan functionalized polyaryl ether dendrons were reacted with maleimide functionalized polyester dendrons of the same generation to obtain segment block dendrimers in good yields. The… (More)
In this study, the origins of diastereoselectivity in the hydrogen bonding assisted Diels-Alder reactions of chiral dienes with achiral dienophiles have been investigated with density functional methods. The distortion/interaction model has been applied to shed light on the origins of selectivity. C9-Substituted chiral anthracene templates (R =… (More)
Colloidal microcapsules (MCs) are highly modular, inherently multiscale constructs of capsules stabilized by nano-/microparticle shells, with applications in many areas of materials and biological sciences, such as drug delivery, encapsulation, and microreactors. Until recently, fabrication of colloidal MCs focused on the use of submicron-sized particles… (More)
A novel and modular strategy has been developed for the preparation of reactive and functionalized hydrogels. In this strategy, thiol-epoxy coupling chemistry was employed for the formation of a hydrophilic network. The hydroxyl groups, generated during the coupling process, were then engaged in anchoring a fluorescent probe to the hydrogel scaffold.
Diaminopyridine dendritic scaffolds encapsulate polymeric flavin via non-covalent interactions and demonstrate isolation of the redox moiety.
Hydrogels have emerged as a versatile class of polymeric materials with a wide range of applications in biomedical sciences. The judicious choice of hydrogel precursors allows one to introduce the necessary attributes to these materials that dictate their performance towards intended applications. Traditionally, hydrogels were fabricated using either… (More)
Three generations of water-soluble flavin dendrons have been synthesized and the role dendrimer generation has on the physical and catalytic properties of these assemblies has been investigated.
Asymmetric reduction of ketimines with trichlorosilane can be catalysed by the Lewis-basic N-methylvaline-derived formamide anchored to a soluble dendron () with good enantioselectivity (</=94% ee) and low catalyst loading (typically 5 mol%) at room temperature in toluene. This protocol represents an improvement and simplification of the isolation procedure… (More)
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the dynamics of the fluorescence mechanism of boradiazaindacene (BODIPY) dye molecules, which are covalently bound to a polyethylene glycol based hydrogel structure with different concentrations, using a picosecond time-resolved spectroscopic technique. Since the hydrogel structure is capable of absorbing a large… (More)