Synthesis and characterization of a modified-oligo-pyrrole-terminated dendrimer as an encapsulation/release system

BTEC 5

Amy D. Morara, Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Choppin Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 and Robin L. McCarley, Department of Chemistry, Lousiana State University, Choppin Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.
The area of molecule encapsulation and release systems has recently become a widely studied field. These host/guest systems have potential applications in the biological and pharmaceutical world. There are many vehicles for encapsulation systems being researched. We chose as our host a modified oligo-pyrrole-terminated poly(propylene imine) dendrimer with a diaminobutane core. Our host system will be water-soluble with the ability to encapsulate guest molecules and release these guests upon demand. This presentation will focus on the synthesis and characterization of our water-soluble encapsulation/release vehicle.