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Molecules 2017, 22(2), 243;

Multifunctional Nanomaterials: Design, Synthesis and Application Properties

Departamento de Química Orgánica (IPQA, CONICET-UNC), Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba X5000HUA, Argentina
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Academic Editor: Artur Silva
Received: 6 December 2016 / Revised: 20 January 2017 / Accepted: 31 January 2017 / Published: 7 February 2017
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The immense scope of variation in dendritic molecules (hyper-branching, nano-sized, hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity, rigidity/flexibility balance, etc.) and their versatile functionalization, with the possibility of multivalent binding, permit the design of highly improved, novel materials. Dendritic-based materials are therefore viable alternatives to conventional polymers. The overall aim of this work is to show the advantages of dendronization processes by presenting the synthesis and characterization of three different dendronized systems: (I) microbeads of functionalized chitosan; (II) nanostructuration of polypropylene surfaces; and (III) smart dendritic nanogels. The particular properties yielded by these systems could only be achieved thanks to the dendronization process. View Full-Text
Keywords: dendrons; dendronization; dendronized materials; hybrid materials dendrons; dendronization; dendronized materials; hybrid materials

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Martinelli, M.; Strumia, M.C. Multifunctional Nanomaterials: Design, Synthesis and Application Properties. Molecules 2017, 22, 243.

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