A series of novel dendritic steroidal polyesters of first and second generation has been synthesized in convergent fashion by the use of 2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl)propionic acid as a repeating unit. The first- and second-generation hydroxyfunctionalized dendrons with a variety of surface modifications were produced through the use of four bile acids: lithocholic acid (LCA), ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA), deoxycholic acid (DCA), and cholic acid (CA). The thermal behavior of the steroidal dendrons was characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Finally, quantum chemical calculation methods were used to study the geometries of the dendrons and the occurrence of intramolecular hydrogen bonds in these dendritic molecules.
|Journal||European Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Dec 2004|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- Aliphatic esters
- Bile acids
- Thermal analysis