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Poly(ethylene glycol)

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average Mn 400

Synonym(s):
PEG
Linear Formula:
H(OCH2CH2)nOH
CAS Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

form

viscous liquid

Quality Level

mol wt

Mn 380-420
average Mn 400

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refractive index

n20/D 1.466

pH

4.5-7.5

viscosity

7.3 cSt(210 °F)(lit.)

mp

4-8 °C (lit.)

density

1.128 g/mL

Ω-end

hydroxyl

α-end

hydroxyl

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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 synthetic, hydrophilic, biocompatible polymer with widespread use in biomedical and other applications. PEGs are non-toxic, FDA-approved, generally non-immunogenic, and frequently used in many biomedical applications including bioconjugation, drug delivery, surface functionalization, and tissue engineering. In drug delivery, PEGs can be used as linkers for antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) or as a surface coating on nanoparticles to improve systemic drug delivery.

Application

Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) has been used as a coating agent for the synthesis and in vitro safety assessment of magnetic bacterial cellulose (MBC) pellicles, performed on porcine aortic smooth muscle cells (PAOSMC). PEG provides a compatible surface for cell culture, since uncoated iron oxide NPs are considered cytotoxic to cells. It has also been used as a plasticizer in investigating the effectiveness of polyvinylpyrrolidone microneedles for transdermal delivery of functional collagen using porcine skin, adult human skin analog and human foreskin. Microneedles obtained, were reportedly characterized by various analytical and bio-analytical techniques.
Used in conjunction with carbon black to form a conductive composite. Polymer nanospheres of poly(ethylene glycol) were used for drug delivery.

Packaging

5 g in glass bottle
250, 500 g in poly bottle
20 kg in poly drum

Legal Information

Selectfluor is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

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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