Synthesis and characterization of benzyl amine and imine dendrons

CHED 280

Meghan K. Kirrane,, Sarah C. Tomas,, and Amy M. Balija, Department of Chemistry, Fordham University, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458
Dendrimers are typically prepared through a multi-step process requiring several chromatographic purifications. One goal in our research group is to decrease the number of synthetic steps necessary to prepare high generation dendrimers and other macromolecules. The presented work describes the synthesis of a series of novel benzyl amine and imine dendrons employing simple benzaldehyde and diamine building blocks. The first generation dendrons are prepared in a single reaction and can be isolated as solids without additional purification. The versatility of this method has been demonstrated by varying the substituents on the benzaldehyde unit. Preliminary results towards incorporating benzyl amine and imine dendrons into dendrimers will also be described.

Undergraduate Research Poster Session: Organic Chemistry
2:30 PM-4:30 PM, Monday, August 17, 2009 Walter E. Washington Convention Center -- Hall D, Poster

Division of Chemical Education

The 238th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 16-20, 2009