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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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Dendrimers whereas High toxicity due to the presence of amino functional group is the drawback of using dendrimers
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Folic acid- (FA-) conjugated G5 PAMAM dendrimers were used as a template to attach AuNP in order to target human lung adenocarcinoma cells (SPC-A1).
Dendrimers. Dendrimers are monodispersed macromolecular compounds composed of repetitively branched molecules around an inner core.
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Carbon nanotubes, dendrimers, liposomes, and nanoemulsions are some of the main nanomaterials designed for their use in medicine.
Starpharma Agrochemicals is comprised of key patents and technical know-how as well as a small number of staff dedicated solely to Priostar dendrimers and agrochemicals operations.