Dendrimer Chemistry: Synthetic Approaches Towards Complex Architectures Editors: Michael Malkoch, Sandra García Gallego

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The unique structures and properties of dendrimers make them attractive for many applications, from drug delivery and antimicrobial agents to catalysis and as functional materials. Dendrimer Chemistry provides an overview of the latest advances in the synthesis of dendrimers and other complex dendritic architectures. The book focuses on established building block families for generating dendritic macromolecules, capitalizing on the evolution in the synthesis of dendrimers and other complex dendritic architectures.

Systems covered range from dendritic polyesters and naturally occurring monomers to novel dendritic families. Each chapter starts with an introduction to the dendrimer family and its important features followed by information on the building blocks used to generate the dendrimers, their synthetic strategies and the resulting architectures. Chapters also cover the characterization and structural analysis, commercial availability and cutting-edge applications.

Including forewords from leaders in the field, this will be a useful reference for postgraduate students and researchers in organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, materials science and macromolecular chemistry.

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Dr. Michael Malkoch earned his PhD in 2003 at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Between 2003 and 2005, Dr Malkoch joined Stanford University, IBM Almaden Research Center and the Materials Research Laboratory in Santa Barbara (UCSB) as a postdoctoral fellow. He joined the Division of Coating Technology at KTH in 2007 and has been awarded two distinguish awards from the Swedish Council (VR), Assist. Professor fellowship in material science and a senior research position in Biomedical engineering. Most recently he was selected as a KAW Academy Fellow in Engineering Science. His research focuses on developing novel approaches that allows the construction of complex macromolecules that can be introduced in cutting edge fields of materials and biomedical sciences.

Sandra García Gallego received her PhD in Chemistry in 2013 from the University of Alcalá under the supervision of Drs. F. Javier de la Mata and M. Ángeles Muñoz-Fernández. Her PhD project involved the synthesis of metal complexes and metallodendrimers and their evaluation as antiviral agents. She joined the Division of Coating Technology at KTH in 2013, working as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Dr. Michael Malkoch. In 2015, she was awarded a prestigious Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship to develop advanced dendritic macromolecules for biomedical applications.