Journal article

High purity synthesis of a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane modified with an antibacterial

Jonathan K Sierke, Amanda V Ellis

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY COMMUNICATIONS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2015

Abstract

Abstract Here, high purity octa(3-mercaptopropyl) POSS has been synthesized and subsequently reacted with a variety of alkenes via radical and base catalyzed thiol-ene addition reactions. Among them a unique antibacterial agent, eugenyl methacrylate (EgMA), was attached yielding an organic soluble octaEgMA-POSS compound as a potential antibacterial additive for polymeric systems.

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship grant (FT130100211) and a National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia which is funded by the Australian Government through the National Urban Water and Desalination Plan.