A novel attempt to control the aggregation number of dendrons with a saccharide

Atsushi Ikeda, Munenori Numata, Seiji Shinkai

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New dendrons containing a saccharide core were synthesized. In organic solvents these dendrons formed self-assembled particles due to the hydrogen-bonding interaction and the particle size decreased with the increase in the generation of dendrons. In this system the saccharide moieties provide a driving-force for aggregation whereas the dendritic moieties provide steric crowding for deaggregation. These two opposing effects balance with each other to control the particle size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)929-930
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999


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  • Chemistry(all)

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