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Comprehending structural properties of dendrimers using new synthetic strategies


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

Three different synthetic approaches for constructing multi-functional dendrimers were described. Using one of the synthetic approaches, dendrimers containing a single photoactive unit at different layers were constructed. The accessibility of these layers for an external molecule was then studied using photo induced electron transfer process (PIET). Similarly, facially amphiphilic dendrimers containing single acetylene functionality at different layers was also synthesized using one of the synthetic approaches. Ferrocene was incorporated in these dendrimers using Huisgen cycloaddition reaction between the dendritic acetylene and azidomethyl ferrocene. Use of electrochemical experiments to measure the accessibility of these layers is suggested. These synthetic strategies will have implications in the area of drug delivery and catalysis.

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Subject
Organic chemistry;
Polymers
Classification
0490: Organic chemistry
0495: Polymers
Identifier / keyword
Pure sciences; Amphiphilic dendrimers; Dendrimers; Drug delivery
Title
Comprehending structural properties of dendrimers using new synthetic strategies
Author
Sivanandan, Kulandaivelu S.
Number of pages
203
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0118
Source
DAI-B 69/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549477112
Advisor
Thayumanavan, S.
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3302230
ProQuest document ID
304847169
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304847169
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