Polymers and sulfur: What are organic polysulfides good for? Preparative strategies and biological applications

Cong Duan Vo, Giona Kilcher, Nicola Tirelli

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    Abstract

    Sulfur(II)-containing polymers (polysulfides) combine flexible synthetic and processing techniques with a unique responsiveness to oxidants. Here, the polysulfide oxidative sensitivity is put into the biological context of the development of new anti-inflammatory therapies - the development of new anti-inflammatory methodologies, adopted interactions and the minimisation of foreign-body reactions - through the review of 50 years of research on polysulfide synthetic methodologies. Attention is paid to the identification of the most flexible and robust preparative techniques. © 2009 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)299-315
    Number of pages16
    JournalMacromolecular rapid communications
    Volume30
    Issue number4-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2009

    Keywords

    • Biological applications of polymers
    • Biomimetic
    • Inflammation
    • Polysulfides
    • Stimuli-sensitive polymers

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