10. Biodegradable Dendrimers and Dendritic Polymers

  1. Prof. Andreas Lendlein2,3,4 and
  2. Dr. Adam Sisson3,4,5
  1. Jayant Khandare and
  2. Sanjay Kumar

Published Online: 27 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch10

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

How to Cite

Khandare, J. and Kumar, S. (2011) Biodegradable Dendrimers and Dendritic Polymers, in Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications (eds A. Lendlein and A. Sisson), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    GKSS Forschungszentrum, Inst. für Chemie, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  2. 3

    Center for Biomaterial Development, Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zemtrum Geesthacht, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  3. 4

    Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zemtrum Geesthacht, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  4. 5

    GKSS Forschungszentrum, Zentrum f. Biomaterialentw., Kantstraße 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

Author Information

  1. Piramal Life Sciences Ltd., Polymer Chem. Grp, 1 Nirlon Complex, Off Western Express Highway, Goregaon (E), Mumbai 400063, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527324415

Online ISBN: 9783527635818

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Keywords:

  • dendrimers;
  • self-immolative dendrimer (SIDs);
  • dendritic prodrugs;
  • doxorubicin (DOX);
  • poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM);
  • polyethylene glycol (PEG)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Challenges for Designing Biodegradable Dendrimers

  • Design of Self-Immolative Biodegradable Dendrimers

  • Biological Implications of Biodegradable Dendrimers

  • Future Perspectives of Biodegradable Dendrimers

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References