Synthesis, photophysical and biological evaluation of sulfated polyglycerol dendronized perylenebisimides (PBIs) – a promising platform for anti-inflammatory theranostic agents?
T Heek, C. Kuehne, H. Depner, K. Achazi, J. Dernedde, and R. Haag – 2016
A set of four water-soluble perylene bisimides (PBI) based on sulfated polyglycerol (PGS) dendrons were developed, their photophysical properties determined via UV/vis and fluorescence spectroscopy, and their performance as possible anti-inflammatory agents evaluated via biological in vitro studies. It could be shown that in contrast to charge neutral PG–PBIs the introduction of the additional electrostatic repulsion forces leads to a decrease in the dendron generation necessary for aggregation suppression, allowing the preparation of PBIs with fluorescence quantum yields of >95% with a considerable decreased synthetic effort. Furthermore, the values determined for L-selectin binding down to the nanomolar range, their limited impact on blood coagulation, and their minor activation of the complement system renders these systems ideal for anti-inflammatory purposes.