Poly(ethylene glycol) linear dendron

NHBoc terminated, PEG Mn 5000, generation 1

PFD-G1-PEG5k-NHBOC, Dendron functionalized PEG
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PEG Mn 5000


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General description

  • Polymer architecture: PEG-linear Dendron
  • Generation: 1
  • PEG Average Mn: 5,000
  • End Group Functionality: Boc-protected amine
  • No. Surface Groups: 2
  • Calculated Mol. Wt.: 5468.54 g/mol
  • Boc: tert-Butyloxycarbonyl
  • Bis-MPA: 2, 2-Bis (hydroxymethyl) propionic acid


Bis-MPA (or 2, 2-bis (methylol) propionic acid) is an aliphatic, pro-chiral molecule comprised of two hydroxyls and one carboxylic group that has been used in the synthesis of many different types of polymers. Dendrons synthesized from bis-MPA are biodegradable and have low cytotoxicity, making them well suited for use in biological research applications. These materials have been used in many applications such as signal amplification in bioassays and in drug delivery applications. PEG-core dendrons feature excellent solubility in water and a high degree of functionality per PEG chain, making them strong candidates for advanced drug delivery systems or as targeting vessels. Additionally, the terminal amine groups can readily be used in EDC or DCC coupling reactions (after Boc deprotection) with carbonyl-containing compounds, to yield highly functionalized materials for a variety of biomedical applications.


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Yanjun Fu et al.
Bioconjugate chemistry, 17(4), 1043-1056 (2006-07-20)
The purpose of this study was to design, synthesize, and initially characterize a representative set of novel constructs for large-molecular radiographic/computed tomography (CT) contrast agents, intended for a primarily intravascular distribution. A new assembly of well-known and biocompatible components consists...
Anna Carlmark et al.
Chemical Society reviews, 42(13), 5858-5879 (2013-05-01)
Dendritic polymers are highly branched, globular architectures with multiple representations of functional groups. These nanoscale organic frameworks continue to fascinate researchers worldwide and are today under intensive investigation in application-driven research. A large number of potential application areas have been...

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