Polymerized ionic liquids and polyelectrolytes play a major role in a broad range of biological applications including antimicrobials, nonviral gene delivery, synthetic enzymes, metal chelation, and drug delivery. Ammonium- and phosphonium-containing macromolecules will be reviewed with a focus on the literature that examines structure-property relationships of these polyelectrolytes for biological applications. Imidazole-containing macromolecules also receive significant focus due to their natural occurrence in nature and their ubiquitous use in nanomedicine. Special attention to imidazole- and imidazolium-containing polymers will focus on vinylimidazole regioisomers in particular.
|Title of host publication||Applications of Ionic Liquids in Polymer Science and Technology|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||36|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Jan 1|
- Polymerized ionic liquids
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)