Mal-PEG8-t-butyl ester contains a maleimide group and a t-butyl ester group. The PEG spacer increases the aqueous solubility of the resulting compound. The t-butyl protected carboxyl group can be deprotected under acidic conditions. The maleimide group reacts specifically with a thiol group to form a covalent C-S bond, enabling the bioconjugation with a thiol bearing molecules.
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