Chapter 5: Fullerene-Containing Dendrimers: Synthesis and Properties
Published:31 Oct 2011
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J. Nierengarten, M. Holler, and R. Deschenaux, in Fullerenes: Principles and Applications, ed. F. Langa De La Puente and J. Nierengarten, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2nd edn, 2011, ch. 5, pp. 162-191.
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Among the large number of molecular subunits used for dendrimer chemistry, C60 has proven to be a versatile building block and fullerene-functionalised dendrimers, i.e. fullerodendrimers, have generated significant research activities in recent years. In particular, the peculiar physical properties of fullerene derivatives make fullerodendrimers attractive candidates for a variety of interesting features in supramolecular chemistry and materials science. In this chapter, selected examples of fullerene-containing dendrimers are presented to particularly highlight the specific features resulting from the dendritic structures.