Next Article in Journal
Progress to a Gallium-Arsenide Deep-Center Laser
Next Article in Special Issue
Dinitrogen and Related Chemistry of the Lanthanides: A Review of the Reductive Capture of Dinitrogen, As Well As Mono- and Di-aza Containing Ligand Chemistry of Relevance to Known and Postulated Metal Mediated Dinitrogen Derivatives
Previous Article in Journal
When Blood Is Touched
Previous Article in Special Issue
Synthesis of Aryliron Complexes [CpFe(CO)2Ar] by Palladium-Catalyzed Reactions of [CpFe(CO)2I] with Arylzinc, -Boron, or -Indium Reagents
Materials 2009, 2(4), 1558-1598; doi:10.3390/ma2041558
Review

Organotin Polyethers as Biomaterials

Jr. 1,2,*  and 3
Received: 22 September 2009; in revised form: 13 October 2009 / Accepted: 19 October 2009 / Published: 21 October 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organometallic Compounds)
Download PDF [345 KB, uploaded 21 October 2009]
Abstract: Organotin polyethers are easily synthesized employing interfacial polymerization systems involving the reaction of hydroxyl-containing Lewis bases and organotin halides. A wide variety of organotin-containing polymeric products have been synthesized including those derived from natural and synthetic polymers such as lignin, xylan, cellulose, dextran, and poly(vinyl alcohol). Others have been synthesized employing known drug diols such as dicumarol, DES, and dienestrol and a wide variety of synthetic diols. Included in these materials are the first water soluble organotin polymers. The organotin polyethers exhibit a wide range of biological activities. Some selectively inhibit a number of unwanted bacteria, including Staph. MRSA, and unwanted yeasts such as Candida albicans. Some also inhibit a variety of viruses including those responsible for herpes infections and smallpox. Others show good inhibition of a wide variety of cancer cell lines including cell lines associated with ovarian, colon, lung, prostrate, pancreatic and breast cancer. The synthesis, structural characterization, and biological characterization of these materials is described in this review.
Keywords: tin polymers; cancer; antiviral; bactericides; pancreatic cancer; organotin polyethers; polysaccharides; lignin; poly(vinyl alcohol) tin polymers; cancer; antiviral; bactericides; pancreatic cancer; organotin polyethers; polysaccharides; lignin; poly(vinyl alcohol)
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Export to BibTeX |
EndNote


MDPI and ACS Style

Carraher, C.E., Jr.; Roner, M.R. Organotin Polyethers as Biomaterials. Materials 2009, 2, 1558-1598.

AMA Style

Carraher CE, Jr, Roner MR. Organotin Polyethers as Biomaterials. Materials. 2009; 2(4):1558-1598.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Carraher, Charles E., Jr.; Roner, Michael R. 2009. "Organotin Polyethers as Biomaterials." Materials 2, no. 4: 1558-1598.


Materials EISSN 1996-1944 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert