Construction of a well-defined multifunctional dendrimer for theranostics

Cátia Ornelas, Ryan Pennell, Leonard F. Liebes, Marcus Weck

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A dendrimer-based building block for theranostics was designed. The multifunctional dendrimer is polyamide-based and contains nine azide termini, nine amine termini, and fifty-four terminal acid groups. Orthogonal functionalization of the multifunctional dendrimer with a near-infrared (NIR) cyanine dye afforded the final dendrimer that shows fluorescence in the NIR region and no toxicity toward T98G human cells. The synthetic strategy described here might be promising for fabricating the next generation of materials for theranostics.(Figure Presented)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)976-979
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 4 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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