Molecules 2010, 15(11), 8082-8097; doi:10.3390/molecules15118082
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Synthesis of Non-Cytotoxic Poly(Ester-Amine) Dendrimers as Potential Solubility Enhancers for Drugs: Methotrexate as a Case Study

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Received: 8 October 2010; in revised form: 20 October 2010 / Accepted: 4 November 2010 / Published: 9 November 2010
(This article belongs to the Section Theoretical Chemistry)
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Abstract: This study describes the synthesis of two new families of dendrimers based on the esterification of N-alkylated 3-amine-1-propanol with two different cores, adipic acid (1st and 2nd generations) and ethylenediamine (generation 1.5), both with carboxylic acid end groups, offering a wide variety of further modifications at the periphery. According to the cytotoxic evaluation of the dendrimers and their possible degradation products within cell lines, these materials could be considered as innocuous. In preliminary studies, the synthesized dendrimers proved to be potential enhancers of solubility of highly hydrophobic drugs, like methotrexate, widely used in chemotherapy.
Keywords: non-cytotoxic dendrimers; solubility enhancer; methotrexate
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Soto-Castro, D.; Cruz-Morales, J.A.; Apan, M.T.R.; Guadarrama, P. Synthesis of Non-Cytotoxic Poly(Ester-Amine) Dendrimers as Potential Solubility Enhancers for Drugs: Methotrexate as a Case Study. Molecules 2010, 15, 8082-8097.

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Soto-Castro D, Cruz-Morales JA, Apan MTR, Guadarrama P. Synthesis of Non-Cytotoxic Poly(Ester-Amine) Dendrimers as Potential Solubility Enhancers for Drugs: Methotrexate as a Case Study. Molecules. 2010; 15(11):8082-8097.

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Soto-Castro, Delia; Cruz-Morales, Jorge A.; Apan, María Teresa Ramírez; Guadarrama, Patricia. 2010. "Synthesis of Non-Cytotoxic Poly(Ester-Amine) Dendrimers as Potential Solubility Enhancers for Drugs: Methotrexate as a Case Study." Molecules 15, no. 11: 8082-8097.

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