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Mass Spectrometry as a Tool in Dendrimer Chemistry: From Self-Assembling Dendrimers to Dendrimer Gas-Phase Host-Guest Chemistry

C. A. Schalley, B. Baytekin, H. T. Baytekin, M. Engeser, T. Felder, A. Rang – 2006

Mass spectrometry has played a significant role in dendrimer chemistry, because it serves as an excellent analytical means to determine the purity and analyze the nature of defects even for higher generations. However, a mass spectrometer can also be used as a laboratory to study isolated dendrimer molecules in the gas phase or their host–guest complexes. Since the properties of molecules under environment-free conditions are often quite different from those in solution, their gas-phase chemistry provides valuable new insight into properties which cannot easily be studied in solution. This article summarizes some of our work on characterizing self-assembling metallo-supramolecular dendrimers, on analyzing ionization artifacts, on the differentiation between several, sometimes even isomeric defects through tandem MS experiments, and finally on the analysis of a surprisingly clear dendritic effect occurring in the fragmentation of dendritic host–guest complexes.

Title
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Mass Spectrometry as a Tool in Dendrimer Chemistry: From Self-Assembling Dendrimers to Dendrimer Gas-Phase Host-Guest Chemistry
Author
C. A. Schalley, B. Baytekin, H. T. Baytekin, M. Engeser, T. Felder, A. Rang
Date
2006-08-11
Identifier
DOI 10.1002/poc.1105
Source(s)
Citation
J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2006, 19, 479-490