The design, synthesis, and characterization of a novel polymeric nanostructured material bearing surface-attached integrin antagonists are demonstrated. The covalent coupling of a complex and biologically active small molecule to a well-defined nanostructured material combines the elegance of synthetic organic chemistry with the state-of-the-art polymer chemistry. This unique material offers potential in targeting to tumor neovasculature and delivery of diagnostic and therapeutic agents.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Chemistry