Bis-MPA-RAFT dendrimer

trimethylol propane core, generation 1

Multi-arm RAFT, CTA functionalized dendrimer
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
Molecular Weight:



mol wt

generation 1

no. Surface Groups



orange to red

storage temp.


General description

  • Polymer architecture: Dendrimer
  • Generation: 1
  • End Group Functionality: RAFT
  • No. Surface Groups: 6
  • Calculated Mol. Wt.: 2050.7 g/mol
  • bis-MPA = 2,2-Bis(hydroxymethyl)propionic acid


Bis-MPA dendritic molecules are based on 2,2-bismethylolpropionicacid (bis-MPA) building blocks. The hydrolysable linkers presented in this type of polymers allow their degradation into byproducts that can be reabsorbed by the body or into excretable non-toxic small molecules. Therefore, this group of dendritic polymers is biocompatible and biodegradable, making them suitable for biomedical applications.
The corona of this product is functionalized with RAFT agents, which allow direct controlled polymerization from the dendrimer surface. It can be readily used to construct multi-arm polymer structure using suitable acrylic monomers.


11 - Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Chemistry of multifunctional polymers based on bis-MPA and their cutting-edge applications
Garcia-Gallego, S. et al.
Progress in Polymer Science, 48, 85-110 (2015)
Patrik Stenström et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 23(8) (2018-08-17)
Herein, we present the first evaluation of cationic dendrimers based on 2,2-bis(methylol)propionic acid (bis-MPA) as nonviral vectors for transfection of short interfering RNA (siRNA) in cell cultures. The study encompassed dendrimers of generation one to four (G1⁻G4), modified to bear...
Chemistry of multifunctional polymers based on bis-MPA and their cutting-edge applications
Progress in Polymer Science, 48, 85-110 (2015)
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...
Professor Michael Malkoch provides an overview of the unique properties of dendritic molecules and their application in biomedical fields. He highlights bis-MPA dendritic scaffolds as a promising biodegradable and biocompatible platform for drug delivery applications
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