Dependence of pharmacokinetics and biodistribution on polymer architecture: effect of cyclic versus linear polymers.

The ability of a polymer to reptate through a nanopore has an influence on its circulatory half-life and biodistribution, since many physiological barriers contain nanopores. A cyclic polymer lacks chain ends, and therefore, cyclic polymers with molecular weights greater than the renal threshold for elimination should circulate longer than their linear… CONTINUE READING