Dendritic materials like dendrimers and dendrons are gaining increasing attention as the nanotechnology era is maturing. Their unique nature, shape and size make them ideal as (multi-functional nanometer-sized building blocks.)
A traditional dendrimer contains two or more dendrons coupled together to a core moiety and have only one type of functionality at the periphery. Typically bis-MPA dendrimers are tridendrons that comprise a multitude of functional groups (f is 12, 24, 48 or 96).
Dendrimers include: Traditional Dendrimers, Asymmetric Dendrimers, DiSulfide Dendrimers and Multifunctional Dendrimers.
DENDRIMERS: More information regarding the dendrimers mentioned above.
Dendrons are dendritic wedges that comprise one type of functionality at the core (f=1) and another at the periphery (f=8, 16, 32, etc...)
Core functionality: Carboxylic Acid Dendrons, Benzyl Dendrons, Amine Dendrons, Azide Dendrons and Acetylene Dendrons.
DENDRONS: More information regarding the dendrons mentioned above.
Hyperbranched Polymers are less perfect molecules but still possess the highly branched architecture with a multitude of end-groups. Nevertheless, the functional group numbers coupled with lower purchasing costs make these materials extremely promising in future applications.
HYPERBRANCHED POLYMERS: More information regarding the dendrons mentioned above.
Our hybrid materials consist of linear PEG cores with dendritic wedges attached to the end-groups. These materials present excellent solubility in water and a high number of functionality. These materials are strong candidates for advanced drug delivery systems or as targeting vessels.
LINEAR-DENDRITIC HYBRIDS: The product library of Linear-Dendritic Hybrids.
Typically dendritic materials based on bis-MPA can be tuned to be:
...and eventually they may find use as: