A fluorescent, shape-persistent dendritic host with photoswitchable guest encapsulation and intramolecular energy transfer.

A fluorescent and photoresponsive host based on rigid polyphenylene dendrimers (PPDs) has been synthesized. The key building block for the divergent dendrimer buildup is a complex tetracyclone 12 containing azobenzenyl, pyridyl, and ethynyl entities. The rigidity of polyphenylenes is of crucial importance for a site-specific placement of different functions… CONTINUE READING