DENDRIMERS – A NEW CLASS OF POLYMERSAbstract
Dendrimers are highly branched and reactive three-dimensional macromolecules, with all bonds emanating from a central core. Compared with traditional linear polymers, Dendrimers have much more accurately controlled structures, with a globular shape, a single molecular weight rather than a distribution of molecular weights, and a large number of controllable ‘peripheral’ functionalities. All these versatile features of dendrimers have made their application in various areas like Biomimetic, Pharmaceutical drug delivery, Gene delivery, Chemotherapy and Diagnostics very attractive. This review briefly discusses different types of dendrimers with their structures and their methods preparations.
Saritha Thatikonda*, Shiva Kumar Yellanki , Swamy Charan D. , Arjun D. and Anna Balaji
Department of Pharmaceutics, Lalitha college of Pharmacy, Venkatapur (V), Ghatkesar(M), Ranga Reddy (Dt.) Andhra Pradesh, India
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