Reversible binding of C60 to an anthracene bearing a dendritic poly(amidoamine) substituent to give a water-soluble fullerodendrimer

Yutaka Takaguchi, Tomoyuki Tajima, Kazuchika Ohta, Jiro Motoyoshiya, Hiromu Aoyama, Takatsugu Wakahara, Takeshi Akasaka, Mamoru Fujitsuka, Osamu Ito

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Reversible Diels - Alder reaction of C60 with an anthracenyl dendron bearing a poly(amidoamine) substituent forms the fullerodendrimer depicted. It is readily soluble in water and acts as a photosensitizer for the generation of singlet oxygen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)817-819
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2002
Externally publishedYes



  • Cycloaddition
  • Dendrimers
  • Fullerenes
  • Photochemistry
  • Singlet oxygen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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