Our company was established to meet the changing and evolving needs of the material and supramolecular sciences. Our mission is to provide the academic and commercial research arenas with new, molecular building blocks for the construction of utilitarian molecular architectures. We envision that these materials should be easily incorporated into new and existing materials, as well as facilitate functional property modification and enhancement. Dendronex lets you harness years of experience in the dendrimer, self-assembly and nanotecnology regimes to provide laboratories and research scientists across a wide variety of disciplines and commercial platforms with access to affordable, high purity molecular constructs to drive your innovation and ideas. As we progress and learn from our customers, our offerings will expand to meet their needs. Please browse our site to learn of the exciting materials that will soon be available.
Our products will provide the market with readily modifiable functionality. The branched carbon frameworks instill structural stability and avoid the inherent instability disadvantages observed in amine-, ether- and ester-based materials arising, for example, from retro-reactions and hydrolysis. Behera’s Amine is a 1 to 3 C-branched, aminotriester building block developed from work that was initiated by Professor George R. Newkome at Lousiana State University in the early 1980s and subsequently realized in his laboratories at the University of South Florida. This unique amine takes advantage of stable amide connectivity
and allows for repetitive, protection-deprotection-based, dendrimer and dendron construction; since this approach to the synthesis of branched architecture is modular, it facilitates the ability to incorporate utilitarian functionality within a branched framework. Several of our initial offerings are based on the architectural features and physical attributes of Behera's Amine.
Dendrimers and dendrons have been used in a wide array of applications as illustrated in the drawing below. To mention but a few, efforts have included:
H-bond-based drug encapsulation and other pharmaceutical utilities, such as Boron Neutron Capture Therapy;
the development and stabilization of quantum dots individually and as hybrid materials with carbon nanotubes or cellulose;
the crafting of organic, electrically conducting materials;
the creation of carbon-based, unimolecular micelles that facilitate lipophilic/hydrophilic encapsulation;
as well as material property modification, such as in borosilicate glass surface modification.
Commercial efforts at Dendronex are sustained by patented methods and materials thanks to the generousity of The University of Akron, in Akron, OH and the help and expertise of the University of Akron Research Foundation, the Office of Technology Transfer and the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering.
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