Special Issue "Functional Dendrimers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2016).
Interests: nanostructures; soft nanoparticles; macromolecules; dendrimers; miktoarm polymers; telodendrimers, naked nanocarriers; metal nanoparticles; gold nanoshells; iron oxide nanoparticles; nanomedicine; drug delivery; diagnostics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Molecules: Boron in Catalysis and Materials Chemistry: A Themed Issue in Honor of Professor Todd B. Marder on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday
Special Issue in Molecules: Metallic Nanoparticles: From Synthesis, Structure-Property Relationships to Applications
Special Issue in Molecules: Dendrimers in Medicine: Theme Issue Honoring Professor Jean-Pierre Majoral on His 80th Birthday
Special Issue in Molecules: Nanochemistry: Good Beginnings for a Cross-Disciplinary Platform
Hyperbranched and monodisperse macromolecules that are commonly referred to as dendrimers have captivated the imagination of macromolecular chemists, and now occupy center stage in developing nanomaterials for a variety of applications. Our ability to synthetically articulate their architecture and introduce functional groups at the core, within their backbone and at the periphery, have enabled us to design well-defined scaffolds targeted for a specific purpose. Functional dendrimers have opened doors to fine tune their properties based on given event requirements. The elegance of synthetic methodologies has provided strong impetus to envision bringing these fascinating macromolecules to the realm of biomedical, industrial and polymer science applications.
This Special Issue on “Functional Dendrimers” is aimed at bringing inspiring efforts devoted in designing, construction and evaluating the potential of mono- to multivalent dendritic frameworks. It will solidify the notion that once considered an academic curiosity, these macromolecules provide an ideal platform to assemble cost-effective made-to-order synthetic architectures for biology, physics, medicine, etc. It will showcase important achievements in constructing functional dendrimers and highlight their significance in designing complex architectures.
Prof. Dr. Ashok Kakkar
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- functional dendrimers
- functionalized nanostructures
- multifunctional dendrimers
- multivalent dendrimers
- multi-tasking nanostructures
- amphiphilic dendrimers
- surface functionalization
- internal modification
- dendritic macromolecules
- dendronized polymers
- dendrimer-polymer conjugates
- arborescent polymers
- functional materials
- synthetic methodologies to dendrimers
- drug delivery
- scale inhibition
- energy storage and conversion
- supramolecular dendrimers