Cyanuric chloride as the basis for compositionally diverse lipids

David Nardo, Caleb M. Akers, Nicholas E. Cheung, Cierra M. Isom, Jason T. Spaude, Daniel W. Pack, Vincent J. Venditto

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Cyanuric chloride has been utilized in the development of new synthetic lipid compounds using two differing schemes. The resulting lipids, presented in this manuscript, were characterized and evaluated for their ability to form nanoparticles and subsequently tested for their utility in various biological applications, including gene delivery and immunization. Of the 12 lipids synthesized, 8 formed nanoparticles that remained stable, based on dynamic light scattering, for at least one month. The compounds were then assessed for their toxicity, and subsequently tested for their ability to encapsulate drugs, genes and peptides. While the compounds did not seem to encapsulate carboxyfluorescein, we demonstrate that these lipids are capable of plasmid deliveryin vitro, and inducing antibody profiles similar to other hydrophobic anchors in liposomal peptide vaccines. This strategy for accessing diverse lipid compounds offers a way to easily optimize lipid-based therapeutics for research in an expedited manner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24752-24761
Number of pages10
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number40
StatePublished - Jun 29 2021

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