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Nanostructures for Novel Therapy by Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu, Denisa Ficai

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Chapter 16

Dendrimers and dendronized materials as nanocarriers

Eliana D. Farias
Lydia M. Bouchet
Verónica Brunetti
Miriam C. Strumia    National University of Cordoba, Córdoba, Argentina

Abstract

Molecular nanostructures with well-defined particle shape and size, such as dendrimers and dendritic structures, are of great importance in the development of novel therapeutic devices. The unique properties of dendritic macromolecules render them far more useful for biomedical applications than linear polymers. Thus, over the past three decades, sizeable contributions to the polymer-based nanocarriers have come from dendrimers that, along with their endocavities, provide a wide scope for structural modifications at the molecular level. New nanomaterials ...

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