A convergent synthetic strategy towards novel 1,2,4-triazole dendrimers, in which 3,5-dichloro-4-(4-methoxyphenyl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole was used as the heterocyclic building block, was successfully explored. Nucleophilic aromatic substitution at this novel AB(2)-monomer was used as the key step in the propagation of the heterocyclic dendrons and these dendrons were attached to both a 1,3,5-triazine and a methylene core. The peripheral 1,2,4-triazole could be varied not only by nucleophilic aromatic substitution but also by Suzuki crosscoupling. The presented dendrimers are promising candidates to be used in applications where the large number of heteroatoms can be exploited or a better resistance to the applied condition, is required. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.