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Dendrimers and methods of preparing same through proportionate branching

United States Patent

9,133,114
September 15, 2015
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The present invention provides for monodispersed dendrimers having a core, branches and periphery ends, wherein the number of branches increases exponentially from the core to the periphery end and the length of the branches increases exponentially from the periphery end to the core, thereby providing for attachment of chemical species at the periphery ends without exhibiting steric hindrance.
Yu; Yihua (Bruce), (Ellicott City, MD), Yue; Xuyi (Gaithersburg, MD)
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE (Baltimore, MD), UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK (Baltimore, MD)
13/ 752,482
20130197271
January 29, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Grant Number EB004416 awarded by the National Institutes of Health, Grant Number CBET1133908 awarded by the National Science Foundation and Grant Number DE-FG02-08CH11527 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.