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Design, Synthesis, And Bio Relevant Applications Of Zwitterionic Amphiphilic Macromolecular Assemblies, Rajasekhar Reddy Rami Reddy Jan 2015

Design, Synthesis, And Bio Relevant Applications Of Zwitterionic Amphiphilic Macromolecular Assemblies, Rajasekhar Reddy Rami Reddy

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Supramolecular nanoassemblies capable of reducing non-specific interactions with biological macromolecules, such as proteins, are of great importance for various biological applications especially for targeted drug delivery therapeutics. Recently, zwitterionic materials have been shown to reduce non-specific interactions with biomolecules, owing both to their charge neutrality and their ability to form strong hydration layer around zwitterions via electrostatic interactions. This dissertation focuses on design, synthesis, thorough characterization, and applications of zwitterionic amphiphilic dendrimers and polymeric materials. Firstly, A new triazole-based zwitterionic moiety was conceived and incorporated as the hydrophilic functionality in facially amphiphilic dendrons. Self-assembly characteristics and the structural and functional ...