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Molecules 2016, 21(8), 1035; doi:10.3390/molecules21081035

Special Issue: “Functional Dendrimers”

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Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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Department of Physics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284, USA
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National Dendrimer & Nanotechnology Center, NanoSynthons LLC, 1200 N. Fancher Avenue, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858, USA
Academic Editors: Ashok Kakkar and Derek J. McPhee
Received: 27 July 2016 / Accepted: 1 August 2016 / Published: 9 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Functional Dendrimers)
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This special issue entitled “Functional Dendrimers” focuses on the manipulation of at least six “critical nanoscale design parameters” (CNDPs) of dendrimers including: size, shape, surface chemistry, flexibility/rigidity, architecture and elemental composition. These CNDPs collectively define properties of all “functional dendrimers”. This special issue contains many interesting examples describing the manipulation of certain dendrimer CNDPs to create new emerging properties and, in some cases, predictive nanoperiodic property patterns (i.e., dendritic effects). The systematic engineering of CNDPs provides a valuable strategy for optimizing functional dendrimer properties for use in specific applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: dendrimers/dendrons; hyperbranched polymers; major polymer architectures; dendritic effects; critical nanoscale design parameters (CNDPs); nanoperiodic property patterns; new emerging dendrimer properties dendrimers/dendrons; hyperbranched polymers; major polymer architectures; dendritic effects; critical nanoscale design parameters (CNDPs); nanoperiodic property patterns; new emerging dendrimer properties
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