3 years ago

Ultrafast SET-LRP with Peptoid Cytostatic Drugs as Monofunctional and Bifunctional Initiators

Ultrafast SET-LRP with Peptoid Cytostatic Drugs as Monofunctional and Bifunctional Initiators
Samuel E. Sherman, Rauan Smail, Mojtaba Enayati, Gerard Lligadas, Silvia Grama, Virgil Percec
To continue expanding the use of Single Electron Transfer-Living Radical Polymerization (SET-LRP) in applications at the interface between macromolecular science, biomacromolecules, biology and medicine, it is essential to develop novel initiators that do not compromise the structural stability of synthesized polymers in biological environments. Here, we report that stable 2-bromopropionyl peptoid-type initiators such as 1,4-bis(2-bromopropionyl)piperazine and 4-(2-bromopropionyl)morpholine are an alternative that meets the standards reached by the well-known secondary and tertiary α-haloester-type initiators in terms of excellent control over molecular weight evolution and distribution as well as polymer chain ends. SET-LRP methodologies in organic, aqueous, and biphasic organic–aqueous media were evaluated for this purpose.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.biomac.7b00722

DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.7b00722

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.