Dendritic Materials

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

Hyperbranched Polymers

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.

Multifunctional PEGs

Multifunctional PEGs

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.

MULTIFUNCTIONAL PEGS: The product library of Multifunctional PEGs.

Typically dendritic materials based on bis-MPA can be tuned to be:
  • Water Soluble
  • Biocompatible
  • Hydrolytically Degradable
  • Non-toxic

...and have a large number of end-groups accessible for further derivation. With the appropriate chemical design, the dendritic material can be tailored to exhibit:
  • Appropriate Solubility in a Range of Solvents
  • Suitable Optical Properties
  • Catalytic Properties
  • Adjustable Pharmacokinetics

...and eventually they may find use as:
  • Drug Delivery Scaffolds
  • Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering
  • Well Defined Markers for Imaging
  • Platforms for High-end Optical Devices
  • Semiconductor Applications
  • Supports for Chemical Reactions
  • High-Performance Materials