Imidazole and Triazole Coordination Chemistry for Antifouling Coatings
Reviewartikel, 2013

Fouling of marine organisms on the hulls of ships is a severe problem for the shipping industry. Many antifouling agents are based on five-membered nitrogen heterocyclic compounds, in particular imidazoles and triazoles. Moreover, imidazole and triazoles are strong ligands for Cu2+ and Cu+, which are both potent antifouling agents. In this review, we summarize a decade of work within our groups concerning imidazole and triazole coordination chemistry for antifouling applications with a particular focus on the very potent antifouling agent medetomidine. The entry starts by providing a detailed theoretical description of the azole-metal coordination chemistry. Some attention will be given to ways to functionalize polymers with azole ligands. Then, the effect of metal coordination in azole-containing polymers with respect to material properties will be discussed. Our work concerning the controlled release of antifouling agents, in particular medetomidine, using azole coordination chemistry will be reviewed. Finally, an outlook will be given describing the potential for tailoring the azole ligand chemistry in polymers with respect to Cu2+ adsorption and Cu2+ Cu+ reduction for antifouling coatings without added biocides.


Markus Andersson Trojer

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Teknisk ytkemi

SuMo Biomaterials

Alireza Movahedi

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Teknisk ytkemi

Hans Blanck

Göteborgs universitet

Magnus Nydén

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Teknisk ytkemi

SuMo Biomaterials

Journal of Chemistry

2090-9063 (ISSN) 2090-9071 (eISSN)

Vol. 2013 Art. no. 946739- 946739





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