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DSPE-PEG-IA is a type of polymer that is commonly used in pharmaceutical research and development due to its unique functional groups and properties. The polymer is composed of three main components: DSPE (1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine), PEG (polyethylene glycol), and IA (iodoacetamide). Each of these components contributes to the overall functionality and properties of the polymer.

DSPE is a phospholipid that is commonly found in cell membranes. It has a hydrophobic tail that allows it to interact with lipid membranes and a hydrophilic head that interacts with water. PEG is a water-soluble polymer that has many biomedical applications due to its biocompatibility and ability to reduce protein adsorption. IA is a thiol-reactive molecule that can form covalent bonds with thiol-containing proteins.

When these three components are combined, DSPE-PEG-IA is formed. This polymer has a hydrophobic tail that allows it to interact with lipid membranes, a hydrophilic PEG chain that reduces protein adsorption and improves biocompatibility, and a thiol-reactive IA group that can covalently bond to thiol-containing proteins. These properties make DSPE-PEG-IA a popular choice for drug delivery systems and other pharmaceutical applications.

In pharmaceutical research and development, DSPE-PEG-IA is often used to improve the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs. By incorporating drugs into DSPE-PEG-IA nanoparticles, the drug can be delivered to specific cells or tissues in a more targeted and efficient manner. Additionally, the PEG chain on DSPE-PEG-IA can help to increase the circulation time of the drug in the bloodstream, leading to a longer therapeutic effect.


Cat# Name Structure M.W. Purity Pricing
AP13630DSPE-PEG-IA, MW 2K2000≥95% Pricing
AP13649DSPE-PEG-IA, MW 3.4K3400≥95% Pricing
AP13659DSPE-PEG-IA, MW 5K5000≥95% Pricing

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