Physicochemical and antimicrobial properties of boron-complexed polyglycerol-chitosan dendrimers.

@article{Queiroz2006PhysicochemicalAA,
  title={Physicochemical and antimicrobial properties of boron-complexed polyglycerol-chitosan dendrimers.},
  author={Alvaro Antonio Alencar de Queiroz and Gustavo A. Abraham and Maria Aparecida Pires Camillo and Olga Zazuco Higa and Gerald Saraiva Silva and Mar{\'i}a del Mar Fern{\'a}ndez and Julio San Rom{\'a}n},
  journal={Journal of biomaterials science. Polymer edition},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={689-707}
}
A polyglycerol with dendritic structure (PGLD) was synthesized by ring-opening polymerization of deprotonated glycidol using a polyglycerol as core functionality in a step-growth process. Then, PGLD reacted with O-carboxymethylated chitosan to obtain PGLD-chitosan dendrimer (PGLD-Ch). After the reaction of PGLD-Ch with boric acid, there was a marked increase in the bulk viscosity evidencing physically that boron can initiate a charge transfer complex formation, (PGLD-Ch)B. Gel permeation… CONTINUE READING