dendrimer


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den·dri·mer

 (dĕn′drə-mər)
n.
A polymer in which the atoms are arranged in many branches and subbranches along a central backbone of carbon atoms, usually extending from a central atom or ring of atoms. Also called cascade molecule.

[dendr(o)- + alteration of (pol)ymer.]

dendrimer

(ˈdɛndrəmə)
n
a type of polymer defined by regular branches from a central monomer, which give it a tree-like molecular structure
Translations
dendrimère
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The outside of the dendrimer is made to be compatible with the fiber.
David Peters, Managing Director of Farmoz added "As Makhteshim Agan's Australian subsidiary, Farmoz looks forward to applying Starpharma's dendrimer technology to complement our effective and reliable Australian portfolio.
Among their topics are a polymer-immobilized chiral organocatalyst, peptide-catalyzed asymmetric synthesis, the synthesis and application of helical polymers with macromolecular helicity memory, optically active polymer and dendrimer synthesis and their use in asymmetric synthesis, and using oxidative cross-coupling polymerization to synthesize a hyperbranched polymer with binaphthol units.
The dendrimer surface contains many different sites to which drugs may be attached and also attachment sites for materials such as polyethylene glycol (PEG) which can be used to modify the way the dendrimer interacts with the body.
In 1980, Tomalia synthesized the first dendrimer molecule, its name derived from the Greek dendron, or tree.
Starpharma Holdings Limited (ASX:SPL, OTCQX:SPHRY) is a world leader in the development of dendrimer technology for pharmaceutical, life-science and other applications.
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1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Starpharma Holdings Limited (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) today announced the signing of a new agreement with Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) under which Starpharma's dendrimer drug delivery technology will be applied to enhance compounds in Lilly's human pharmaceutical portfolio.
After introducing the fundamentals and recent developments of ESR experimental and simulations, they survey applications such as determining the local dynamics of polymers in solution using spin-label ESR, assessing the stability of polymer membranes used in fuel cells, and characterizing dendrimer structures.
The new molecule - a lacy, branched polymer known as a dendrimer - has a precisely defined structure and can be produced in surprisingly uniform batches, says Jeffrey S.
At some point -- which depends on the particular core, layering constituents and branching pattern -- a starburst dendrimer becomes too congested at the surface to allow further growth.