Biocompatible polyurea dendrimers with pH-dependent fluorescence

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Abstract

Biocompatible and biodegradable water-soluble dendrimers comprising ureas within the interior and amino groups on the periphery were synthesized in supercritical carbon dioxide (dendrimer of generation 1 shown in picture). This novel class of dendrimers shows a pH-dependent intrinsic blue fluorescence at very low concentrations, which makes them potential polymeric fluorescent cell markers.
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)5162-5
JournalAngewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)
Volume51
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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