Cationic poly(ester-phosphoester)s: Facile synthesis and antibacterial properties (pages 3667–3673)
Weipu Zhu, Hong Du, Ying Huang, Shuai Sun, Ning Xu, Huagang Ni, Xia Cai, Xiaodong Li and Zhiquan Shen
Article first published online: 7 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.26768
The facile synthesis of biodegradable poly(ester-phosphoester)s bearing multiple ammonium groups by simple ring-opening copolymerization and quaternization is reported. The cationic poly(ester-phosphoester)s with long alkyl chains in the ammonium groups show good antibacterial activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, which makes it a suitable candidate for a number of applications in the biomedical field.