Polyselenonium salts: Synthesis through sequential selenium-epoxy 'click' chemistry and Se-alkylation

Taejun Eom, Anzar Khan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

17 Citations (Scopus)


With the help of amphiphilic homopolymers, this work explores three new avenues in polymer chemistry: (i) the 'click' nature of the selenium-epoxy reaction, (ii) alkylation of the seleno-ethers as a means to prepare cationic polyelectrolytes, and (iii) the antibacterial activity of polyselenonium salts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14271-14274
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number91
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov 25

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank National Research Foundation of Korea grant funded by the Korean government (MSIP) (NRF-18R1D1A1 B07048527).

Publisher Copyright:
© The Royal Society of Chemistry.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Polyselenonium salts: Synthesis through sequential selenium-epoxy 'click' chemistry and Se-alkylation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this