Somaye Akbari
2013 unpublished
During the last decade, dendritic polymers including random hyperbranched polymers, dendrigrafts, dendrons and dendrimers characterized by a highly branched structure of great regularity, a compact shape, a large number of reactive end groups, and room between the branches for taking up guest molecules have attracted considerable attention. A remarkable variety of applications for dendritic polymers has been investigated as enabling building blocks for nanotechnology. A new promising area of
more » ... ential applications for dendritic polymers is the eld of textiles engineering. Therefore, this review intends to introduce a brief description of the synthesis and characteristic of dendritic polymers and new potential applications of dendritic polymers in textiles engineering. With regard to the price of dendritic polymers, the application of dendritic polymer, particularly hyperbranched polymer, will be new approach to create novel features in the eld of textiles engineering. Introduction During these past decades, the syntheses, characterization and application of nano and bio materials have been introduced into various elds of research, especially in textile engineering [1]. Among various novel technologies, dendritic architecture have been concerned recently due to the unique properties of these materials [2-3]. Dendritic architecture is one of the most pervasive topologies observed in nature at dimensional length scales measured in meters (trees) to nanometers (amylopectin) [ 4]. Due to the unique repertoire of new properties, dendritic polymers are recognized as the fourth major class of macromolecular architecture following the linear, crosslink and branched structure [ 5]. Dendritic architecture consists of the four subsets that are related to degree of structural control and are listed in