RB-PEG-Mal, MW 2K (Rhodamine B-PEG-Maleimide) is a versatile compound used in pharmaceutical research and development. It is a fluorescent dye that contains several important functional groups, including a maleimide group, a PEG (polyethylene glycol) linker, and a rhodamine B fluorophore.
The maleimide group is particularly important as it allows for conjugation with thiol-containing biomolecules such as proteins, peptides, and antibodies. This property makes RB-PEG-Mal, MW 2K an essential tool in pharmaceutical research for studying protein-protein interactions, enzyme kinetics, and drug delivery systems.
The PEG linker in RB-PEG-Mal, MW 2K plays a crucial role in enhancing the solubility and stability of the compound. PEGylation has become a common strategy in pharmaceutical development as it improves drug bioavailability, reduces toxicity, and prolongs drug half-life in the body.
AxisPharm offers 5000+ PEG Linkers with high purity. Different kinds of PEG Reagents may be available by custom synthesis.