Electrochemical Measurement of Bismuth Clusters in Dendrimer Through Transformation from Atomicity Controlled Complexes

Tetsuya Kambe, Shotaro Imaoka, Risaki Hasegawa, Takamasa Tsukamoto, Takane Imaoka, Keisuke Natsui, Yasuaki Einaga, Kimihisa Yamamoto

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Dendrimers can provide unique reaction space for sub-nano sized materials. Recently, we have demonstrated a luminous bismuth dendrimer and the on/off switching by stepwisely assembled bismuth units in a phenylazomethine dendrimers. In addition, formation of bismuth clusters was also demonstrated by the reduction of the bismuth salts assembled in the dendrimer. In this study, we have revealed the atomicity dependency about the reduction and oxidation potentials of the assembled bismuth complexes and clusters, respectively. The measurements were conducted by the electrochemical process of the bismuth assembled dendritic poly-phenylazomethines.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019 Jan 1



  • Bismuth
  • Dendrimers
  • Sub-nano sized clusters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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