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Molecules 2018, 23(3), 622;

Which Dendrimer to Attain the Desired Properties? Focus on Phosphorhydrazone Dendrimers

CNRS, LCC (Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination), 205 route de Narbonne, BP 44099, F-31077 Toulouse CEDEX 4, France
LCC-CNRS, Université de Toulouse, CNRS, F-31077 Toulouse CEDEX 4, France
Dedicated to Prof. Donald Tomalia on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
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Received: 12 February 2018 / Revised: 6 March 2018 / Accepted: 7 March 2018 / Published: 9 March 2018
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Among the six Critical Nanoscale Design Parameters (CNDPs) proposed by Prof. Donald A. Tomalia, this review illustrates the influence of the sixth one, which concerns the elemental composition, on the properties of dendrimers. After a large introduction that summarizes different types of dendrimers that have been compared with PolyAMidoAMine (PAMAM) dendrimers, this review will focus on the properties of positively and negatively charged phosphorhydrazone (PPH) dendrimers, especially in the field of biology, compared with other types of dendrimers, in particular PAMAM dendrimers, as well as polypropyleneimine (PPI), carbosilane, and p-Lysine dendrimers. View Full-Text
Keywords: dendrimers; chemical composition; biological properties; phosphorhydrazone dendrimers; chemical composition; biological properties; phosphorhydrazone

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Caminade, A.-M.; Majoral, J.-P. Which Dendrimer to Attain the Desired Properties? Focus on Phosphorhydrazone Dendrimers. Molecules 2018, 23, 622.

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