Dendrimers are a recently developed class of synthetic polymers. They consist of monomer units which are connected in a tree-like branching fashion. In this study we used polypropylenamine (POPAM) dendrimers, consisting of a diaminobutane (DAB) core, attached to which are the propylenamine repeating units. These are referred to as DAB(PA)n dendrimers, n being the number of NH2 end-groups, which doubles with each generation of these dendrimers. For our MS/MS studies we have used generations 2, 3 and 4 containing 8, 16 and 32 end-groups, respectively.

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de Maaijer-Gielbert, J., Gu, C., Somogyi, A., Wysocki, V. H., Kistemaker, P. G., & Weeding, T. L. (1998). ESI/SID of polypropylenamine dendrimers. In E. J. Karjalainen, A. E. Hesso, J. E. Jalonen, & U. P. Karjalainen (Eds.), Advances in Mass Spectrometry ; Vol. 14 : Proceedings of the 14th International Mass Spectrometry Conference held in Tampere 25-29 August 1997 (pp. 1–9).