Polymeric imidazoles and imidazoliums in nanomedicine: Comparison to ammoniums and phosphoniums

Michael H. Allen, Sean T. Hemp, Timothy Edward Long

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications of Ionic Liquids in Polymer Science and Technology
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages231-266
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)9783662449035
ISBN (Print)9783662449028
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Ammonium
  • Phosphonium
  • Polyelectrolytes
  • Polymerized ionic liquids
  • Vinylimidazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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Allen, M. H., Hemp, S. T., & Long, T. E. (2015). Polymeric imidazoles and imidazoliums in nanomedicine: Comparison to ammoniums and phosphoniums. In Applications of Ionic Liquids in Polymer Science and Technology (pp. 231-266). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44903-5_9