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Segment block dendrimers consisting of polyester and polyaryl ether dendrons were synthesized using reagent free Diels-Alder cycloaddition reactions. Three generations of furan functionalized polyaryl ether dendrons were reacted with maleimide functionalized polyester dendrons of the same generation to obtain segment block dendrimers in good yields. The… (More)
Hydrogels are crosslinked polymeric materials that play a vital role in many biomedical areas such as drug delivery, sensor technology, and tissue engineering. Increasing demand of these materials for such advanced applications has necessitated the development of hydrogels with complex chemical compositions such as incorporating small molecules and… (More)
Diaminopyridine dendritic scaffolds encapsulate polymeric flavin via non-covalent interactions and demonstrate isolation of the redox moiety.
A novel and modular strategy has been developed for the preparation of reactive and functionalized hydrogels. In this strategy, thiol-epoxy coupling chemistry was employed for the formation of a hydrophilic network. The hydroxyl groups, generated during the coupling process, were then engaged in anchoring a fluorescent probe to the hydrogel scaffold.
Hydrogels have emerged as a versatile class of polymeric materials with a wide range of applications in biomedical sciences. The judicious choice of hydrogel precursors allows one to introduce the necessary attributes to these materials that dictate their performance towards intended applications. Traditionally, hydrogels were fabricated using either… (More)
Three generations of water-soluble flavin dendrons have been synthesized and the role dendrimer generation has on the physical and catalytic properties of these assemblies has been investigated.
Colloidal microcapsules (MCs) are highly modular, inherently multiscale constructs of capsules stabilized by nano-/microparticle shells, with applications in many areas of materials and biological sciences, such as drug delivery, encapsulation, and microreactors. Until recently, fabrication of colloidal MCs focused on the use of submicron-sized particles… (More)
Nanoimprint lithography (NIL) [ 1 ] is an important tool for generating 2D and 3D structures beyond the resolution of optical lithography. NIL is a scalable technique and can be adapted to high throughput roll-to-roll processing. The versatility of the NIL has made it an attractive strategy for a wide range of applications such as organic electronics, [ 2 ]… (More)
A simple strategy to insert functional dendrons at precise positions along a linear polymer backbone is reported. Sequence controlled copolymerization of styrene and polyester dendrons containing a maleimide unit at their focal points was utilized to yield such polymers.
In this study, the origins of diastereoselectivity in the hydrogen bonding assisted Diels-Alder reactions of chiral dienes with achiral dienophiles have been investigated with density functional methods. The distortion/interaction model has been applied to shed light on the origins of selectivity. C9-Substituted chiral anthracene templates (R =… (More)