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

Natalya A. Vorotnikova, Mariya V. Edeleva, Olga G. Kurskaya, Konstantin A. Brylev, Alexander M. Shestopalov, Yuri V. Mironov, Andrew J. Sutherland, Olga A. Efremova*, Michael A. Shestopalov

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1906-1912
JournalPolymer International
Volume66
Issue number12
Early online date23 Sep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

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Funding: Grant of the Pre sident of theRussian Federation (grant no. MK-180.2017.3)

Keywords

  • Copolymer material
  • Free radical polymerisation
  • Luminescence
  • Molybdenum cluster complex

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