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.
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