Date of Thesis
Polyanhydrides have been given much attention in the literature recently because of their desirable properties as controlled drug delivery solutions. Drug therapies could be loaded into a polyanhydride matrix and protected from denaturation and removal from the body while being slowly eluted as the polyanhydride degraded yielding a tailorable concentration profile in the bloodstream at therapeutic levels.
To that end, this report discusses the synthesis of a novel monomer for polyanhydride synthesis: 1,1'-(hexane-1,6-diyl)bis(5-oxopyrrolidine-3-carboxylic acid) henceforth known as CPyH monomer for (carboxypyrrolidone)hexane monomer.
Honors Thesis (Bucknell Access Only)
Brandon M. Vogel
Paradise, Scott L., "Synthesis of 1,1'-(Hexane-1,6-Diyl)Bis(5-Oxopyrrolidine-3-Carboxylic Acid) as a Monomer for a Polyanhydride Drug Delivery System" (2012). Honors Theses. 126.