The terminology ‘dendrimers’ originated from the Greek nomenclature, emanating from two words, viz. ‘dendron’, meaning tree and ‘meros’ that signifies a part or a sense of belonging. Essentially, dendrimers signify the giant molecules which have an intensively branched 3-dimensional (3D) structure, monodispersed character and are structurally polyvalent with precisely defined molecular structures. Several other terminologies also prevail with the help of which dendrimers are known in the scientific world such as cascade molecules, arborols and cauliflower with dynamic and highly useful building units because of their unique structure and properties.
Dr. Sachin Bhagwatrao Undre, working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Teacher Education, Gandhinagar, Gujarat-INDIA. He got his PhD from Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar in 2014. His research work focuses on the Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Dendrimers, Anticancer Drug Design and Delivery.
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Organic Chemistry, Dendrimer Chemistry, Anticancer Drug Delivery
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