The Dotted Cap Notation: A concise notation for describing variegated dendrimers

Benjamin Paul Roberts, Martin Scanlon, Guy Y Krippner, David Kenneth Chalmers

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There is a need for simple, concise systems of notation to describe aspects of dendrimer chemistry. In this paper, such a system of notation, which describes the surface functionalisation of the dendrimer, is presented. This notation, which complements existing dendrimer nomenclatures, conveys to the reader the number and relative arrangement of a dendrimer s caps. To reduce complexity, caps are represented by symbols defined by the user. Dendrimer topology is indicated, as is chirality at branch points. The notation is not a complete nomenclature; the chemical nature of the underlying dendritic framework is not specified. Comparison and contrast between dendrimers on the basis of their surfaces is simplified by the use of this notation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1543 - 1554
Number of pages12
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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