The synthesis of a new series of phosphorus-containing dendrimers bearing as terminal groups triazatriolefinic macrocycles is reported, from generation 1 (6 macrocycles) to generation 4 (48 macrocycles). These macrocycles are linked to the dendrimers through diazaphospholane moieties (5-membered rings). The complexation ability of these dendrimers and of a compound possessing a single macrocycle was tested towards Pt2(dba)3. A discrete complex could be isolated only in the case of the model compound, whereas the dendrimers afford highly branched networks of Pt(0) nanoparticles interweaved with the dendrimers. © The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 2010.
|Journal||New Journal of Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Mar 2010|