Campus Units

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

4-2010

Journal or Book Title

Macromolecules

Volume

43

Issue

9

First Page

4020

Last Page

4022

DOI

10.1021/ma100497k

Abstract

Multivalent interactions occur frequently between biological entities.1 When strong binding is not achievable with a single receptor-ligand pair, multivalency, or simultaneous binding between multiple receptors and ligands, becomes an effective strategy to enhance the binding. Significant efforts have been devoted in recent years to synthetic multivalent ligands and their interactions with biological hosts.2 Two of the most widely used scaffolds in multivalency are dendrimers and gold nanoparticles protected with functionalized thiols.

Comments

Reprinted (adapted) with permission from Macromolecules 43 (2010): 4020, doi:10.1021/ma100497k. Copyright 2010 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Chemistry Commons

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