Chapter headings. Preface (G.R. Newkome). The convergent-growth approach to dendritic macromolecules (C.J. Hawker, K.L. Wooley). Cascade molecules: building blocks, multiple functionalization, complexing units, photo-switching (R. Moors, F. Vögtle). Ionic dendrimers and related materials (R. Engel). Silicon-based stars, dendrimers and hyperbranched polymers (L.J. Mathais, T.W. Carothers). Highly branched aromatic polymers: their preparation and applications (Young H. Kim). Dendritic bolaamphiphiles and related molecules (G.H. Escamilla). Index.