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Phosphorus Dendrimers in Biology and Nanomedicine

Synthesis, Characterization, and Properties

edited by Anne-Marie Caminade, Jean-Pierre Majoral and Cédric-Olivier Turrin

“This book is a must for scientists involved in nanomolecular research and in the conception, characterization, and biomedical applications of dendrimers. Each of the 14 chapters is written by experts and pioneers in the field of phosphorus-based nanometer-size architectures. The book is an encyclopedia of the scientific papers published by the discoverers of this intriguing family of molecules. Phosphorus dendrimers are considered the most regular, reliable, and advanced monodispersed macromolecules ever synthesized. They most favorably compare to PAMAM dendrimers.”

Prof. René Roy, Glycovax Pharma Inc., Canada
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814774338
  • Subject: Nanomaterials and Nanostructures
  • Published: April 2018
  • Pages: 372

Dendrimers, which are hyperbranched synthetic macromolecules, have attracted researchers’ increasing interest over the last three decades owing to their numerous properties, in particular, in the fields of biology and nanomedicine. This book is an up-to-date collection of the most recent achievements in the use of dendrimers in nanomedicine, exemplified by phosphorus-containing dendrimers. Starting with the synthesis and characterization of phosphorus dendrimers, the book discusses their use as biomaterials, carriers of biological entities, and anti-inflammatory drugs; in bioimaging; and against prion diseases, Alzheimer’s, HIV, and cancer. It compares phosphorus dendrimers with other types of dendrimers. Supplemented with numerous references and abundant illustrations, the book opens new perspectives for the researchers working on dendrimers.

About the Editors:
Anne-Marie Caminade is director of research (exceptional class) at the CNRS in Toulouse, France, and head of the Dendrimers and Heterochemistry research group. Her current research interest is in dendrimers. She has authored or coauthored more than 430 articles in peer-reviewed journals (including around 380 articles on dendrimers), 40 book chapters, 1 book, and 15 patents and has participated in 150 invited conferences.

Cédric-Olivier Turrin is a CNRS research scientist at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, Toulouse, France. His research interests are focused on the design of hyperbranched phosphorus-containing architectures, including dendrimers, and their uses in biomedicine and nanosciences.

Jean-Pierre Majoral is emeritus director of research at the CNRS in Toulouse. His current research interest is focused on the design and properties of phosphorus dendrimers in nanomedicine, materials sciences, and catalysis. He is a member of several academies of sciences worldwide, cofounder of the company Dendris, and an author of more than 610 publications, 5 books, 28 book chapters, and 40 patents.

Key Features:

  • Edited by a research group that is the world leader with respect to the number of publications on dendrimers
  • Presents contributions from 18 laboratories—from chemistry institutes to university hospitals—from 7 countries
  • First book to focus entirely on phosphorus dendrimers
  • Compares phosphorus dendrimers with other types of dendrimers
  • Supplemented with abundant references and illustrations