Current Patents of Dendrimers and Hyperbranched Polymers in Membranes

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

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Chemical Engineering
Continued as Recent Innovations in Chemical Engineering

Volume 1 , Issue 1 , 2008


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.

Keywords: Dendritic polymer, dendrimer, hyperbranched polymer, membrane

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Year: 2008
Page: [41 - 51]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/2211334710801010041

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