Linear and Branched PEIs (Polyethylenimines) and Their Property Space
AbstractA chemical property space defines the adaptability of a molecule to changing conditions and its interaction with other molecular systems determining a pharmacological response. Within a congeneric molecular series (compounds with the same derivatization algorithm and thus the same brute formula) the chemical properties vary in a monotonic manner, i.e., congeneric compounds share the same chemical property space. The chemical property space is a key component in molecular design, where some building blocks are functionalized, i.e., derivatized, and eventually self-assembled in more complex systems, such as enzyme-ligand systems, of which (physico-chemical) properties/bioactivity may be predicted by QSPR/QSAR (quantitative structure-property/activity relationship) studies. The system structure is determined by the binding type (temporal/permanent; electrostatic/covalent) and is reflected in its local electronic (and/or magnetic) properties. Such nano-systems play the role of molecular devices, important in nano-medicine. In the present article, the behavior of polyethylenimine (PEI) macromolecules (linear LPEI and branched BPEI, respectively) with respect to the glucose oxidase enzyme GOx is described in terms of their (interacting) energy, geometry and topology, in an attempt to find the best shape and size of PEIs to be useful for a chosen (nanochemistry) purpose. View Full-Text
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Lungu, C.N.; Diudea, M.V.; Putz, M.V.; Grudziński, I.P. Linear and Branched PEIs (Polyethylenimines) and Their Property Space. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 555.
Lungu CN, Diudea MV, Putz MV, Grudziński IP. Linear and Branched PEIs (Polyethylenimines) and Their Property Space. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016; 17(4):555.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lungu, Claudiu N.; Diudea, Mircea V.; Putz, Mihai V.; Grudziński, Ireneusz P. 2016. "Linear and Branched PEIs (Polyethylenimines) and Their Property Space." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, no. 4: 555.
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