Biotin alcohol PEG(Biotin-PEG-alcohol) is a compound that belongs to the class of polyethylene glycol (PEG) derivatives. This molecule has a biotin group, which is a vitamin required for various metabolic processes in the body, attached to one end of the PEG chain and an alcohol functional group at the other end. The PEG chain in Biotin-PEG-alcohol provides water solubility and biocompatibility, while the biotin group allows for specific binding to streptavidin or avidin proteins. The alcohol functional group also makes it possible for further chemical modifications, such as esterification or amidation reactions.
It is widely used in drug research and development due to its ability to improve the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of drugs. By attaching the drug molecule to the biotin group or the PEG chain, the resulting conjugate can have increased solubility, improved stability, reduced immunogenicity, and enhanced targeting to specific cells or tissues. It conjugates have been investigated for applications in cancer therapy, gene delivery, diagnostics, and imaging.
It is a versatile molecule that has functional groups with specific chemical and biological properties. Its use in drug research and development is a promising area of study due to its ability to improve the performance of drug molecules.
Biotin alcohol PEG