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Polymers 2012, 4(1), 794-879; doi:10.3390/polym4010794
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Polyester Dendrimers

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Received: 29 January 2012; in revised form: 1 March 2012 / Accepted: 2 March 2012 / Published: 7 March 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dendrimers and Hyperbranched Polymers)
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Abstract: Polyester dendrimers have been comprehensively reviewed starting from their first synthesis in the early 1990s by Hawker and Fréchet. Polyester dendrimers have attracted and continue to attract extensive interest because they are comparatively easy to make and because, whenever they have been tested, they have been found to be non-toxic. A number of different strategies for their synthesis have been examined and the methods employed for formation of the ester bond during dendrimer assembly have been summarized. The newest approaches, including the use of bifunctional orthogonally reacting dendrons and accelerated synthesis have been surveyed.
Keywords: dendrimers; dendrons; hyperbranched polymers; polyester dendrimers; alternating dendrimers dendrimers; dendrons; hyperbranched polymers; polyester dendrimers; alternating dendrimers
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Twibanire, J.K.; Grindley, T.B. Polyester Dendrimers. Polymers 2012, 4, 794-879.

AMA Style

Twibanire JK, Grindley TB. Polyester Dendrimers. Polymers. 2012; 4(1):794-879.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Twibanire, Jean–d’Amour K.; Grindley, T. Bruce. 2012. "Polyester Dendrimers." Polymers 4, no. 1: 794-879.


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