Inside Cover: Bifunctional Dendrimers: From Robust Synthesis and Accelerated One-Pot Postfunctionalization Strategy to Potential Applications (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 12/2009)

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  • Per Antoni Dr.,

    1. Royal Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry and Chemical Science, Division of Coating Technology, Teknikringen 56-58, 10044 Stockholm (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 790-8283
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  • Yvonne Hed,

    1. Royal Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry and Chemical Science, Division of Coating Technology, Teknikringen 56-58, 10044 Stockholm (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 790-8283
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  • Axel Nordberg,

    1. Royal Institute of Technology, School of Technology and Health, Neuronic Engineering, Huddinge (Sweden) and Karolinska Institute, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Stockholm (Sweden)
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  • Daniel Nyström Dr.,

    1. Royal Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry and Chemical Science, Division of Coating Technology, Teknikringen 56-58, 10044 Stockholm (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 790-8283
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  • Hans von Holst Prof.,

    1. Royal Institute of Technology, School of Technology and Health, Neuronic Engineering, Huddinge (Sweden) and Karolinska Institute, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Stockholm (Sweden)
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  • Anders Hult Prof.,

    1. Royal Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry and Chemical Science, Division of Coating Technology, Teknikringen 56-58, 10044 Stockholm (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 790-8283
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  • Michael Malkoch Prof.

    1. Royal Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry and Chemical Science, Division of Coating Technology, Teknikringen 56-58, 10044 Stockholm (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 790-8283
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Abstract

By taking advantage of “click” chemistry's chemoselective nature, a new platform of bifunctional AB2C dendrimers, having acetylene/azide groups anchored within the interior and hydroxy groups on the periphery, has been realized. In their Communication on page 2126 ff. M. Malkoch and co-workers reveal a simple synthetic route for two sets of frameworks. To illustrate the utility of AB2C dendrimers they were used in a one-pot postfunctionalization protocol, in the development of dendritic nanoparticles, and in the formation of hydrogels.

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