Biophysical characterization of quaternary pyridinium functionalized polynorbornenes for DNA complexation and their cellular interactions

GOKCE Z. G. , BIROL S. Z. , Eren T. , CEYLAN S. E.

BIOPOLYMERS, vol.107, no.4, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 107 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/bip.23005
  • Title of Journal : BIOPOLYMERS


Cationic polymers with hydrophobic side chains have gained great interest as DNA carriers since they form a compact complex with negatively charged DNA phosphate groups and interact with the cell membrane. Amphiphilic polyoxanorbornenes with different quaternary alkyl pyridinium side chains with ethyl- p(OPy2) and hexyl unitsp(OPy6) bearing 10 kDa MWT were synthesized by living Ring- Opening Metathesis Polymerization method.