N° 171 septembre-octobre 1992

Starburst dendrimers: control of size, shape, surface chemistry, topology and flexibility from atoms to macroscopic matter

Pagination : 347-349
Rubrique : Congrès SCF 1991 - Colloque II: Les matériaux d'avenir

Synthetic strategies have been developped for the preparation of precise macromolecular building blocks referred to as Starburst (trademark of the Michigan Molecular Institute) dendrimers. Electro-spray ionization mass spectroscopy techniques have confirmed a typical polydispersity for a polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimer to be. The use of these building blocks to construct supramolecular structures such as membranes, rods, clusters, necklaces and microcrystallites will be reviewed.

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