Synlett 2015; 26(11): 1437-1449
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1380699
© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Click Metallodendrimers and Their Functions

Didier Astruc*a, Roberto Cigandaa, b, Christophe Deraedta, Sylvain Gatarda, Liyuan Lianga, Na Lia, Catia Ornelasa, c, Amalia Rapakousioua, Jaime Ruiza, Dong Wanga, Yanlan Wanga, Pengxiang Zhaoa, d
  • aISM, UMR CNRS 5255, Université Bordeaux, 351 Cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence Cedex, France   Email:
  • bFacultad de Química de San Sebastián, Universidad del País Vasco, Apdo. 1072, 20080 San Sebastián, Spain
  • cInstitute of Chemistry, University of Campinas, Campinas 13083-970, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • dNano Chemistry Group, Science and Technology on Surface Physics and Chemistry Laboratory, PO Box 718-35, Mianyang 621907, Sichuan, China
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Publication History

Received: 27 March 2015

Accepted after revision: 14 April 2015

Publication Date:
09 June 2015 (eFirst)

This article is dedicated to our distinguished friend and colleague Professor K. Peter C. Vollhardt.


Click chemistry involving copper-catalyzed azide–alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) is one of the most useful and powerful methods to construct metallodendrimers. The design of such strategies includes the choice of the copper(I) catalyst source which is critical in the case of the click synthesis of dendrimers. The 1,2,3-triazolyl-containing dendrimers that are produced provide useful intradendritic ligands that are active in supramolecular recognition and catalysis. This account dedicated to K. Peter C. Vollhardt summarizes work conducted mainly in the authors’ Bordeaux laboratory.

1 Introduction

2 Click Copper Catalyzed Azide–Alkyne Cycloaddition Metallodendrimer Constructions

3 The Copper-Catalyzed Azide–Alkyne Cycloaddition Reactions in Dendrimers: Mind the Copper(I) Catalyst

4 Redox Recognition with Triazolylferrocenyl- and Triazolylbiferrocenyl-Terminated Dendrimers

5 Click Catalysis with Extremely Efficient Intradendritic Triazolyl–Copper(I) Complexes

6 Click Dendrimers as Stabilizers for Very Efficient Nanoparticle Catalysis of Cross-Coupling Carbon–Carbon Bond Formation and Redox Reactions

7 Click Dendrons and Dendrimers for Efficient Catalysis Using Magnetically Recoverable Catalysts

8 Conclusion and Prospects