Azide capped 8-arm poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (8-arm PLGA-Azide, 8-arm PLGA-N3) is a multiarm PLGA derivative with N3 groups at each terminal of the eight arms connected to one trehalose core. Azide-functionalized polymers & copolymers can react via a click chemistry reaction with alkyne or acetylene. “Click” chemistry, or the copper(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) is a powerful new synthetic tool in polymer chemistry and material science.
Otherwise noted, multiarm PLGA is composed of d,l-lactide and glycolide (50:50 ratio).
Appearance: Solid powder or chunk, white to off white to slight yellow.
Purity: >90% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)
Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.
Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 – 4°C for short term (days to weeks) or -20°C for long term (months to years).
Solubility: Soluble in DMSO, dichloromethane, chloroform, acetone, and DMF
Stock Solution Storage: 0 – 4°C for short term (days to weeks), or -20°C for long term (months).