Poly(butylene terephthalate) ionomers with imidazolium groups selectively located as end-groups (telechelic) have been prepared by melt polycondensation adding a hydroxyl derivatized imidazolium salt at the beginning of the polymerization process. The design of the chemical structure of the imidazolium salt is of fundamental importance in order to achieve the synthesis of ionomers with good thermo-mechanical properties. The final ionomers present high molecular weight, good color, transparency and thermal stability. Imidazolium ionomers present good antimicrobial (AM) properties comparable with those of commercial AM agents. The incorporation of the ionic groups in the polymer chain prevents their migration during use and therefore the antimicrobial activity can be preserved for longer time.

Synthesis and characterization of imidazolium telechelic poly(butylene terephthalate) for antimicrobial applications

COLONNA, MARTINO;BERTI, CORRADO;BINASSI, ENRICO;FIORINI, MAURIZIO;SULLALTI, SIMONE;ACQUASANTA, FRANCESCO;VANNINI, MICAELA;DI GIOIA, DIANA;ALOISIO, IRENE;
2012

Abstract

Poly(butylene terephthalate) ionomers with imidazolium groups selectively located as end-groups (telechelic) have been prepared by melt polycondensation adding a hydroxyl derivatized imidazolium salt at the beginning of the polymerization process. The design of the chemical structure of the imidazolium salt is of fundamental importance in order to achieve the synthesis of ionomers with good thermo-mechanical properties. The final ionomers present high molecular weight, good color, transparency and thermal stability. Imidazolium ionomers present good antimicrobial (AM) properties comparable with those of commercial AM agents. The incorporation of the ionic groups in the polymer chain prevents their migration during use and therefore the antimicrobial activity can be preserved for longer time.
M. Colonna; C. Berti; E. Binassi; M. Fiorini; S. Sullalti; F. Acquasanta; M. Vannini; D Di Gioia; I. Aloisio; S. Karanam; D. J. Brunelle
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