Recent Patents on Chemical Engineering

Yousheng Tao  
State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry
Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter
Chinese Academy of Sciences


Current Patents of Dendrimers and Hyperbranched Polymers in Membranes

Author(s): Tongwen Xu, Jinrong Wang and Yiyun Cheng

Affiliation: School of Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Jinzhai Road No.96, Hefei, Anhui 230026, China.

Keywords: Dendritic polymer, dendrimer, hyperbranched polymer, membrane


Dendrimers or other hyperbranched polymers are a new class of artificial polymers with unique properties, such as high degree of branching units, high density of surface functional groups, nano-scaled size, well-defined molecular weight and low-dispersity. These features make them attractive materials in the field of membrane science. This review is a short survey of patents on dendrimers and other hyperbranched polymers in membrane fields such as proton exchange membranes, bipolar membranes, gas separation membranes, and solid-liquid separation membranes, etc.

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Page: [41 - 51]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/2211334710801010041