Dendrimers constitute a unique class of three-dimensional molecules with a defined highly-branched symmetric architecture. These molecules are playing a continuously increasing role in different areas of science and technology. Their unusual chemical and physical properties result in them having very considerable potential for use in separation processes. The typical behavior of dendrimers is a reflection of their compact, tree-like molecular structure, providing an arrangement of inner and outer molecular functionalities which results in them being useful receptor and carrier molecules at the nanometer level. The enormous versatility and variety of dendritic structures offer intriguing opportunity particular in medicine.
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Dendrimers for Separation Processes
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Hydrophilic oxybathophenanthroline ligands: Synthesis and copper(II) complexation
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Sugar-decorated dendritic nanocarriers: Encapsulation and release of the octahedral rhenium cluster complex [Re6S8(OH)6]4-
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Dendrimers as Nb3+ ligands: effect of generation on the efficiency of the sensitized lanthanide emission
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