Welcome to Dendronex
Our company was established to meet the changing and evolving needs of the material, nanoscale 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. These materials are easily incorporated into new and existing materials, as well as facilitate functional property modification and enhancement, such as enabling water solubility or process compatibility. Dendronex lets you harness years of experience in the dendrimer, self-assembly and nanotechnology 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. Our mission includes learning from our customers, in order to expand our offerings to meet current and future needs.
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;
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;
and borosilicate glass surface modification.
New developments in our laboratories have included the creation of water-soluble nanoparticles stabilized by covalently attached ligands.
Commercial efforts at Dendronex are sustained by patented methods and materials thanks to the generosity of The University of Akron, in Akron, OH and the University of Akron Research Foundation, the Office of Technology Transfer.
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