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Author(s): Jose Ricardo Oliveira
Cristina C L Martins
Luis Mafra
Paula Comes
Title: Synthesis of an O-alkynyl-chitosan and its chemoselective conjugation with a PEG-like amino-azide through click chemistry
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: N-Phthaloyl-chitosan O-prop-2-ynyl carbamate was prepared as a biopolymer amenable to undergo chemoselective conjugation by azide-alkyne coupling, while allowing upturn of chitosan's amines after dephthaloylation. N-phthaloylchitosan was prepared according to previously described methods and, due to its low solubility in current organic media, subsequent modifications were run in heterogeneous conditions. Activation of hydroxyls with carbonyl-1,1 '-diimidazole and coupling to propargylamine yielded N-phthaloyl-chitosan O-prop-2-ynyl carbamate, then coupled to a model PEG-like azide by azide-alkyne coupling, giving the expected triazolyl conjugate. N-Dephthaloylation allowed recovery of the free amines, responsible for chitosan's bioadhesion and tissue-regeneration properties. The structures of all polymers were confirmed by Fourier-transformed infra-red (FT-IR) and X-ray photoelectron (XPS) spectroscopies, as well as by solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (SSNMR). All chitosan derivatives were poorly soluble in both aqueous and organic media, which makes them suitable for topical applications or for removal of toxic substances from either the gastric intestinal tract or environmental sources.
Subject: Química
Chemical sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências exactas e naturais::Química
Natural sciences::Chemical sciences
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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