Techniques of structural characterization of dendrimers

Oscar Valdés Lizama, Cristián Vilos, Estebán Duran-Lara

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)


Currently, dendrimers are molecules widely investigated due to their strong potential for biomedical (including diagnostic, drug discovery, and drug delivery platforms) and others applications. The requirements demanded by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of a new drug application involve several analytical techniques for characterization, which allow understanding the properties of the novel platforms, and to predict their interactions with the biological environment. This work proposes a full description to perform the analytical characterization of dendrimers, including techniques for evaluating the morphology, shape, molecular weight, polydispersity, and purity; as well as methods for the synthesize and conjugation with molecules for targeting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2591-2605
Number of pages15
JournalCurrent Organic Chemistry
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016


  • Dendrimers
  • Differential scanning
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Microscopy
  • NMR
  • Rheology
  • Scattering techniques
  • Spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Techniques of structural characterization of dendrimers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this