Synthesis of poly(amidoamine) dendrimer with a diphenyl diselenide core

Tomoyuki Tajima, Yukie Yamaguchi, Yo Hei Shiomoto, Yutaka Takaguchi

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We succeeded in the synthesis of a novel poly(amidoamine) dendrimer having diphenyl diselenide at the core. Modification of the dendrimer diselenide by the reaction with glucono-δ-lactone in methanol gave a water-soluble dendrimer diselenide having chiral terminal groups. The structures of dendrimers were satisfactorily confirmed by MAIDI-TOF MS spectrometry, elemental analysis, and NMR spectroscopy. Interestingly, induced circular dichroism (ICD) of the interaction between the diphenyl diselenide core and D-gluconamide periphery of the dendrimer was observed at 300 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-11
Number of pages10
JournalPhosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011


  • Chiral
  • PAMAM dendrimer
  • diselenide
  • gluncono-δ-lactone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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