average Mw ~50,000, PDI 3‑4

POx, PetOx, PEOX, polyethyloxazoline, poly 2-ethyloxazoline
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mol wt

average Mw ~50,000

refractive index

n20/D 1.52

transition temp

softening point 110-120 °C (Vicat, ASTM D 1525-82)
Tg 69-71 °C


1.14 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)





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This Poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) polymer is amorphous and water soluble with good temperature stability. Jordan and coworkers showed biocompatibility, no accumulation in tissue, and rapid clearance from the bloodstream. End-group modified poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)s have been conjugated to peptides, and were shown as versatile alternatives to poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) for both protein and small drug conjugation.

Potential substitute for poly(vinyl alcohol) and poly(vinyl pyrrolidone). Adhesion promoter in coatings. Heat sealing and remoistenable hot-melt adhesive

Features and Benefits

Nonionic, water-soluble thermoplastic. Better heat stability than poly(vinyl alcohol). Good melt flow, shear stability and Newtonian characteristics. Water is a room temperature Theta solvent.

Physical form

N-propionyl substituted linear polyethylenimine

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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J H Jeong et al.
Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society, 73(2-3), 391-399 (2001-08-23)
A series of linear poly(ethylenimine) (L-PEI) containing varying amounts of cationic charge density in its backbone was produced by controlled hydrolysis of poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) (PEtOz) for using as a nonviral DNA transfection agent. The effects of cationic charge density and molecular...
Issa Katime et al.
Applied spectroscopy, 57(7), 829-834 (2003-12-09)
This paper reports an FT-IR study of blends of poly(mono-n-alkyl itaconates) with poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide) (PDMA) and poly(ethyloxazoline) (PEOX). Strong hydrogen bonding has been found, and both polybases have shown similar acceptor strengths. Derivative techniques show asymmetric profiles for the free carbonyl...
S R Winn et al.
Orthodontics & craniofacial research, 8(3), 183-190 (2005-07-19)
Bone repair strategies continue to be developed for alternatives to autografting, allogeneic implants of banked bone, and other bone substitutes. Efforts have included the delivery of potent growth and/or differentiation factors and the use of gene therapy. For bone regeneration...
Chau-Hui Wang et al.
Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society, 108(1), 140-149 (2005-09-27)
Polymeric micelles based on poly(L-lactide)-b-poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)-b-poly(L-lactide) (PLLA-PEOz-PLLA) ABA triblock copolymers were designed as intracellular drug carriers. The PLLA-PEOz-PLLA micelles adopt a "flower-like" arrangement with A-blocks at the core and a B-block on the shell under neutral condition. The deformation of the...
Yung-Chu Chen et al.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A, 100(5), 1279-1292 (2012-03-01)
The multifunctional nanoparticles constructed from triphenylamine-poly(lactide-co-glycolide)-poly(ethyleneglycol)-poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (TPA-PEP) and folate-poly(2-ethyl-2oxazoline)-poly(D,L-lactide) (folate-PEOz-PLA) were developed in this study. Iron oxide nanoparticles (IOP) and paclitaxel (PTX) were coencapsulated in the nanoparticles with diameter less than 200 nm. The drug-loaded nanoparticles emit fluorescence peak at...
The introduction of polymers into the biomedical field has opened new avenues in tissue engineering, implant design, biosensing, and drug delivery.
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