Bis-sulfone-PEG-m is a compound that belongs to the family of polyethylene glycol (PEG) derivatives. This molecule contains two sulfone functional groups, which are linked to the PEG backbone. The sulfone groups are important for imparting unique properties to the molecule, including high solubility in water and organic solvents, and the ability to form stable complexes with metal ions. These properties make bis-sulfone-PEG-methyl a valuable tool in drug research and development.
In drug research and development, bis-sulfone-PEG-m is commonly used as a linker molecule to attach drugs to other molecules or materials. The sulfone groups in the molecule allow for facile conjugation to other molecules, while the PEG backbone provides biocompatibility and water solubility to the resulting conjugates. This strategy is used to improve drug efficacy and reduce toxicity by delivering drugs to specific target sites.