Synthesis and Structural Characterization of a Dendrimer Model Compound Based on a Cyclotriphosphazene Core with TEMPO Radicals as Substituents

The synthesis of the 3Gc0T zero generation dendrimer with a cyclotriphosphazene core functionalized with nitroxyl radicals in its six branches has been performed. The radical units have been used as probes to determine the orientation of the six branches in solution experimentally by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy compared with the structure obtained in the solid state by X-ray diffraction. The orientation of the dendrimer branches is the same in solution as in the solid state.