Boc-HyNic-PEG-Propargyl is a compound that belongs to the class of functionalized polyethylene glycols. It contains a Boc-protected hydrazine group, a PEG spacer, and a propargyl moiety. This molecule has been extensively studied for its use in drug research and development due to its ability to selectively bind to various biomolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids.
The Boc-protected hydrazine group present in Boc-HyNic-PEG-Propargyl serves as a highly reactive functional group, which allows for further modifications of the compound. The PEG spacer provides increased solubility, stability, and biocompatibility, making it an ideal candidate for drug delivery applications. The propargyl moiety also allows for click chemistry reactions, which have been widely used in drug discovery to attach various molecules to the Boc-HyNic-PEG-Propargyl backbone.