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Methoxypolyethylene epoxide

PEG average Mn 750

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Epoxide PEG, mPEG-epoxide
Linear Formula:



mol wt

PEG average Mn 750
average Mn 750 (by NMR)


white to off-white





polymer architecture

shape: linear
functionality: monofunctional

storage temp.


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Epoxide functionalized PEG can be covalently bonded to polymers and biopolymers by epoxide ring-opening reactions. As a surface coating, PEGylated surfaces prevent cell adhesion by entropically driven steric repulsion. For drug delivery, PEGylation increases the hydrophilicity of the drug carrier.

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids




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