Electrospinning of PEGylated Polyamidoamine Dendrimer Fibers
Polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers have emerged as an important class of nanostructured materials and have found a broad range of applications. There is also an ongoing effort to synthesize higher-complexity structures using PAMAM dendrimers as enabling building blocks. Herein, we report for the first time the fabrication of electrospun nanocomposite fibers composed of dendrimer derivatives, namely PEGylated PAMAM dendrimers, blended with a small amount of high-molecular-weight polyethylene oxide (PEO). Morphological features and mechanical properties of the resulting dendrimer fiber mats were assessed.
D. C. Aduba et al., "Electrospinning of PEGylated Polyamidoamine Dendrimer Fibers," Materials Science and Engineering C, vol. 56, pp. 189 - 194, Elsevier Ltd, Nov 2015.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2015.06.025
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Dendrimer; Electrospinning; Fast Fourier transform; Nanofiber; PEGylation
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Article - Journal
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01 Nov 2015
This work was supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation CAREER award ( CBET0954957 ) and National Institutes of Health ( R01EY024072 ).