Amphiphilic hyperbranched polyglycerols in a new role as highly efficient multifunctional surface active stabilizers for poly(lactic/glycolic acid) nanoparticles

György Kasza, Gergo Gyulai, Ágnes Ábrahám, Györgyi Szarka, Béla Iván, Éva Kiss

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Amphiphilic hyperbranched polyglycerols (HbPG) were synthesized by dodecyl and octadecyl alcohols as direct initiators for the ring-opening multibranching polymerization of glycidol. These polymers possess molecular weight dependent surface activity, and are efficient surfactants and stabilizers for poly(lactic/glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles, opening new possibilities for functionalized drug carriers, targeting, imaging agents, etc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4348-4352
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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