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.

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Materials Science and Engineering C