Bi-functional dendritic building blocks for convergent dendrimer growth were successfully synthesized from phenolic templates in the solid phase via a Mitsunobu reaction. Each arm of the dendron building block carries an orthogonally protected secondary amine along the arm, and a peripheral primary amine or phenol group (building block type 1) or a tertiary amine junction with orthogonally protected peripheral primary amine or carboxyl groups (building block type 2). The synthetic routes reported in this work are general and applicable for the preparation of diverse building blocks, controlling protection, arm length, and peripheral moieties. These novel dendron units can form unusual dendritic architectures by solid-phase chemistry, which may be incorporated into specific complex structures expanding the scope of dendrimer science.
- Dendron building block
- Mitsunobu coupling
- Orthogonal protection
- Solid-Phase Organic Chemistry (SPOC)