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Bis-dPEG®₅-acid (QBD-10230)



Bis-dPEG®5-acid, product number QBD-10230, is a short, monodisperse, homobifunctional polyethylene glycol (PEG) compound designed for crosslinking amines. Two propionic acid groups terminate either end of a discrete PEG (dPEG®) chain. These two end groups can be coupled directly to amines using a carbodiimide such as EDC. Alternatively, the carboxylate ends can be functionalized as active esters. Reactive groups such as NHS, TFP, PFP, and HOBt are suitable for this purpose. Reaction with various amines follows the activation step.

The hydrophilic dPEG® spacer imparts water solubility and flexibility to molecules to which it is conjugated. Moreover, conjugates containing dPEG® moieties have increased hydrodynamic volume. Also, the non-immunogenic crosslinker reduces or eliminates the antigenicity of the resulting conjugates.

Peptides, proteins, amine-containing biomolecules, and small molecules with primary or secondary amine groups can all be crosslinked with Bis-dPEG®5-acid. It may also be useful for peptide stapling or as a building block for macromolecular constructs.


Unit Size100 mg, 1000 mg
Molecular Weight338.35; single compound
Chemical formulaC₁₄H₂₆O₉
Purity> 98%
SpacersdPEG® Spacer is 19 atoms and 21.7 Å
Typical solubility properties (for additional information contact Customer Support)Methylene chloride, DMAC, DMSO or water.
Storage and handling-20°C; Always let come to room temperature before opening; be careful to limit exposure to moisture and restore under an inert atmosphere; stock solutions can be prepared with dry solvent and kept for several days (freeze when not in use). dPEG® pegylation compounds are generally hygroscopic and should be treated as such. This will be less noticeable with liquids, but the solids will become tacky and difficult to manipulate, if care is not taken to minimize air exposure.


  1. Greg T. Hermanson, Bioconjugate Techniques, 3rd Edition, Elsevier, Waltham, MA 02451, 2013, ISBN 978-0-12-382239-0; See Chapter 18, Discrete PEG Reagents, pp. 787-821, for a full overview of the dPEG® products.

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