The Redox Functions of Metallodendrimers

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10904-014-0091-3

Cite this article as:
Astruc, D. & Ruiz, J. J Inorg Organomet Polym (2015) 25: 2. doi:10.1007/s10904-014-0091-3

Abstract

This mini-review article focuses on metallodendrimers containing redox-robust systems that are attached to branches at the dendrimer periphery, and specifically on the properties, functions and applications of these nano-materials. The mini-review is illustrated essentially with the dendrimers containing metal-sandwich termini such as ferrocenes, cobaltocenes and mixed-sandwich complexes of the [FeCp(η6-arene)] family that have been developed in the author’s laboratory. Synthetic aspects have been developed and reviewed elsewhere, and here emphasis is placed on stoichiometric and catalytic electron-transfer processes involving redox recognition, redox sensing, redox catalysis and molecular materials aspects. Finally uses of redox metallocenes and metallocene-containing macromolecules as components of batteries are briefly discussed.

Keywords

Dendrimer Electron transfer Redox catalysis Biosensor Battery Molecular recognition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ISM, UMR CNRS 5255Univ. BordeauxTalence CedexFrance