Polymeric Imidazoles and Imidazoliums in Nanomedicine: Comparison to Ammoniums and Phosphoniums

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.

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Polymeric Imidazoles and Imidazoliums in Nanomedicine: Comparison to Ammoniums and Phosphoniums
Book Title
Applications of Ionic Liquids in Polymer Science and Technology
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10.1007/978-3-662-44903-5
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-44903-5_9
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  • David Mecerreyes Send Email (1)
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  • 1 Institute for Polymer Materials, POLYMAT, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
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  • Michael H. Allen (2)
  • Sean T. Hemp (2)
  • Timothy E. Long Send Email (2)
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  • 2 Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, 24061, Blacksburg, VA, USA
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