Université de Fribourg

Silver coordination compounds with antimicrobial properties

Fromm, Katharina M.

In: Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 2014, vol. 27, no. 12, p. 683–687

Silver and its compounds have long been known to possess antimicrobial properties. We report here on our observations in this field of research, namely on silver coordination compounds, and in particular polymers, which can be used in the medical field. An overview of the structural diversity of coordination compounds with a particular class of organic ligands is given, together with their...

Université de Fribourg

Silver coordination compounds with antimicrobial properties

Fromm, Katharina M.

In: Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 2014, vol. 27, no. 12, p. 683–687

Silver and its compounds have long been known to possess antimicrobial properties. We report here on our observations in this field of research, namely on silver coordination compounds, and in particular polymers, which can be used in the medical field. An overview of the structural diversity of coordination compounds with a particular class of organic ligands is given, together with their...

Université de Fribourg

From alkaline earth ion aggregates via transition metal coordination polymer networks towards heterometallic single source precursors for oxidic materials

Gschwind, Fabienne ; Crochet, Aurélien ; Maudez, William ; Fromm, Katharina M.

In: CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry, 2010, vol. 64, no. 5, p. 299-320

Heterometallic oxides are used as materials in many applications, e.g. from ferroelectrics to superconductors. Making these compounds usually requires high temperatures and long reaction times. Molecular precursors may contribute to render their processing shorter and accessible at lower temperatures, thus cheaper in energy and time. In this review article, different approaches toward oxide...