Fmoc-N-amido-PEG-CH2-aldehyde is a compound that belongs to the class of functional groups known as aldehydes. This compound has been widely used in drug research and development due to its ability to modify protein structures and improve their biological activities.
Aldehydes are functional groups characterized by the presence of a carbonyl group (-CHO) attached to a carbon atom that is also bonded to a hydrogen atom. They are versatile chemical reagents that are used in a variety of organic reactions, including condensation, oxidation, and reduction reactions.
In drug research and development, Fmoc-N-amido-PEG-CH2-aldehyde is commonly used to modify the structure of proteins, particularly those involved in diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s. It works by reacting with amino groups on the protein surface to form covalent bonds, thereby altering the protein’s biological activity.