Dendrimers : volumetry in patents since 2000


This chart was built by searching the Espacenet database for patents mentionning the prefix “dendrimer” in their title or abstract.*

*According to this AzoNano.com article : “Dendrimer, from the Greek word (dendron) for tree, refers to a synthetic, three-dimensional molecule with branching parts. Dendrimers are formed using a nano-scale, multistep fabrication process. Each step results in a new “generation” that has twice the complexity of the previous generation – a first generation dendrimer is the simplest; a tenth generation dendrimer is the most complex and can take months to engineer. Donald Tomalia, a researcher working for chemical giant Dow, first synthesized and named dendrimers in 1979.” 

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