One-pot synthesis of {Mo6 I8 }4+ -doped polystyrene microspheres via a free radical dispersion copolymerisation reaction:{Mo6 I8 }4+ -doped polystyrene microspheres via free radical copolymerisation


Molybdenum octahedral clusters, when incorporated into an appropriate polymer matrix, are considered as promising agents for a range of biological applications. This work describes the one-pot synthesis, morphology and cellular toxicity of nano-sized polystyrene beads doped with luminescent cluster complexes [(Mo6X8)(NO3)6]2- (X=Cl, Br or I). Specifically, the particles were obtained by free radical dispersion copolymerisation of styrene and methacrylic acid or 4-vinylpyridine in the presence of the cluster complexes. The effects of the cluster loading in the reaction mixture on both the content of the final material and number-average molar mass of the copolymers were evaluated.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Materials Research (AIMR)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright © 2000-2017 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., or related companies. All rights reserved. Funding: Grant of the Pre sident of theRussian Federation (grant no. MK-180.2017.3)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Copolymer material,Free radical polymerisation,Luminescence,Molybdenum cluster complex,Polymers and Plastics
Publication ISSN: 1097-0126
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https://onlinel ... 10.1002/pi.5473 (Publisher URL)
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2017-12
Published Online Date: 2017-09-23
Accepted Date: 2017-08-25
Submitted Date: 2017-07-12
Authors: Vorotnikova, Natalya A.
Edeleva, Mariya V.
Kurskaya, Olga G.
Brylev, Konstantin A.
Shestopalov, Alexander M.
Mironov, Yuri V.
Sutherland, Andrew J. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-3651-1809)
Efremova, Olga A.
Shestopalov, Michael A.



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