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Sigma-Aldrich

Poly(ethylene glycol)

average Mn 3,350, powder

Synonym(s):
PEG
Linear Formula:
H(OCH2CH2)nOH
CAS Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

form

powder

Quality Level

mol wt

average Mn 3,350

pH

4.5-7.5

viscosity

90 cSt(210 °F) (99 °C)(lit.)

mp

54-58 °C (lit.)

density

1.204 g/mL at 25 °C

Ω-end

hydroxyl

α-end

hydroxyl

SMILES string

C(CO)O

InChI

1S/C2H6O2/c3-1-2-4/h3-4H,1-2H2

InChI key

LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) is a biocompatible inert synthetic polymer with repeating units of ether oxygen (-CH2-CH2-O-). It can be synthesized via anionic polymerization of ethylene oxide. It is extensively used in biological and medical applications due to its non-immunogenicity and high water solubility.

Application

PEG can be used to functionalize magnetite nanoparticles. The coating of the magnetic core with PEG provides good stabilization while maintaining the magnetic properties of the nanoparticles.

It can be used to modify the surface of photocatalytic TiO2 nanopowder for its application in self-cleaning paints. PEG-coated TiO2 nanopowder can be prepared under mild conditions and show excellent colloidal stability.

It can be used as a cross-linker to prepare poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) based thermosensitive injectable hydrogels. The addition of PEG improves the chemical and mechanical properties of hydrogel and prevents it from dissolving in the swelling medium. Owing to their biocompatibility and biodegradability, these hydrogels are widely used for biomedical applications.

Packaging

250, 500 g in poly bottle

Features and Benefits

  • High structural flexibility
  • Biocompatibility
  • High hydration capacity
  • Devoid of any steric hindrance

Other Notes

Molecular weight: Mn 3,015-3,685

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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