Poly(organophosphazenes) with Oligopeptides as Side Groups: Prospective Biomaterials

Harry R. Allcock, Ji Young Chang

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Poly(organophosphazenes) with pendent primary amino groups have been synthesized. The sodium salt of 2-(2-aminoethoxy)ethanol, in which the amino group was selectively protected, was allowed to react with poly(dichlorophosphazene). The resulting polymer was amino-deprotected with 80% trifluoroacetic acid to yield the [2-(2-aminoethoxy)ethoxy]phosphazene polymer. The cosubstituent polymer [NP-(OCH2CF3) (OCH2CH2OCH2CH2NH2)]n was also synthesized in a similar manner via the sequential treatment of poly(dichlorophosphazene) with sodium trifluoroethoxide and sodium 2-[2-((tert-butoxycarbonyl)amino)-ethoxy]ethoxide. The tripeptides Gly-Pro-Gly and Gly-Val-Ala were assembled at the polymer amino side group termini by step-by-step coupling reactions. The physical and thermal properties of the resultant polymers were examined. Model reactions were also carried out with the use of cyclotriphosphazene small-molecule systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)993-999
Number of pages7
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 1 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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