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Maleimide-poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(ε-caprolactone)

PEG average Mn 5000, PCL average Mn 5000

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Synonym(s):
PEG-b-PCL, PEG-PCL
Linear Formula:
C9H12O3NS[C2H4O]n[C6H10O2]mH
NACRES:
NA.23

form

powder or solid

mol wt

PCL average Mn 5000
PEG average Mn 5000

color

white to off-white

PDI

≤1.3 (by GPC)

storage temp.

−20°C

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Application

Maleimide-poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(ε-caprolactone) is a functionalized, amphiphilic, diblock copolymer composed of a hydrophilic PEG block and a hydrophobic PCL block.These biodegradable, biocompatible polymers can self-assemble to form nanoparticles, such as micelles and polymersomes, in both aqueous and non-aqueous media. Due to these properties, these polymers are widely used in polymeric nanoparticle formulation to achieve controlled and targeted delivery of therapeutic agents (e.g. APIs, genetic material, peptides, vaccines, and antibiotics). Additionally, well-defined nanoparticles with tunable size and properties can be prepared by altering the molecular weight ratios between hydrophilic and hydrophobic blocks, as well as by controlling formulation parameters. The carboxylic acid functional group on the PEG chain enables rapid and facile surface functionalization, allowing for these materials to be used in applications such as targeted drug delivery.

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 3

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable


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