New methodologies in the construction of dendritic materials
2009 (English)In: Chemical Society Reviews, ISSN 0306-0012, E-ISSN 1460-4744, Vol. 38, no 2, 352-362 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Dendritic polymers are highly branched polymer structures, with complex, secondary architectures and well-defined spatial location of functional groups. Due to their unique physical and chemical features, applications in areas such as targeted drug-delivery, macromolecular carriers, catalysis, sensors, light harvesting, surface engineering and biomimetic materials have been proposed. However, only a few dendritic materials have been exploited commercially due to time consuming syntheses and the generation of significant waste/presence of unreacted starting materials. This tutorial review describes traditional synthesis of dendritic materials as well as recent advances in synthetic strategies, for example the use of Click chemistry, as a tool to efficiently obtain complex, functional dendritic structures.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 38, no 2, 352-362 p.
click-chemistry, dendronized polymers, dendrigraft polymers, block-copolymers, dendrimers, polymerization, architecture, efficient, functionalization, macromolecules
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-18258DOI: 10.1039/b711745kISI: 000264374600004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-62449138198OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-18258DiVA: diva2:336304
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-052010-12-20Bibliographically approved