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dendrimer

[′den·drə·mər]
(organic chemistry)
A polymer with a well-defined core, an interior, and peripheral surface components constructed in a concentric ordered fashion around the core.
A polymer having a regular branched structure. Also known as dendritic polymer; dendron; starburst polymer.
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PAMAM (polyamidoamine) dendrimers were evaluated to stabilize dilute aqueous ascorbic acid solutions.
Furthermore, dendrimers, soft globular molecules about 310 nm in size with high density of tailorable surface functional groups, are emerging as promising candidates for diagnostic platforms and targeted dmg and gene delivery (Fig.
Australia-based dendrimer products specialist Starpharma Holdings Ltd (ASX: SPL) (OTCQX: SPHRY) has completed a transaction to sell its agrochemicals and Priostar business, Starpharma Agrochemicals, to Canada-based agricultural company Agrium, Inc.
The global nanotechnology drug delivery systems market segmentation is based on technology types (nanocrystals, nanoparticles, dendrimers, gold nanoparticles, fullerenes, liposomes, micelles, nanotubes), and its applications (anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, immunology, cardiovascular, physiology, neurology, oncology).
avoided the drawbacks of conventional dendrites by avoiding a complex architecturally pure internal dendrimer structure, but still providing a large number of judiciously placed surface functional groups.
These may include silicon and silica based nanoparticles (5), gold nanoparticles (6), polymer based nanoparticles (7), dendrimers (8), liposomes (9), paramagnetic nanoparticles.
Thirty-eight international academics and researchers contribute 12 chapters concerning the construction and use of electrochemical biosensors made of nanostructured materials, including dendrimers, polymers, nanoparticles, nanotubes, oxides, enzymes and their hybrids as catalysts for various sensors such as glucose sensors, DNA sensors, and neurotransmitter sensors.
As a scaffold for their assembly of choline groups, the researchers chose to use dendrimers (tree-like branched molecules), attaching the choline groups to the tips of the "branches.
Various nanotechnology platforms like fullerenes, nanotubes, quantum dots, nanopores, dendrimers, liposomes, magnetic nanoprobes and radio controlled nanoparticles are being developed.
Kleiman's work focuses on molecules known as dendrimers whose many branching units make them good energy absorbers.
NBT: And what about the use of dendrimers as a cosmetic ingredient solubilizer?