Combustion of energetic iodine-rich coordination polymer – Engineering of new biocidal materials

Ajay Kumar Chinnam, Avital Shlomovich, Olga Shamis, Nathan Petrutik, Dheeraj Kumar, Kangcai Wang, Eswaravara Prasadarao Komarala, Daniel Shem Tov, Muhamed Sućeska, Qi Long Yan, Michael Gozin

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Development and molecular engineering of new highly-efficient energetic biocidal materials is a significant challenge and of a great importance. Until now this type of materials included mostly halogen-rich nano-thermites and iodine-rich organic materials. So far, no energetic coordination polymers were reported as precursors for combustion-generated biocidal agents. Here, we demonstrate for the first time the synthesis of uniquely-structured three-dimensional energetic coordination polymer (ECP3) containing Zn metal centers and iodine- and nitrogen-rich bridging ligand (2). Upon its combustion, ECP3 is capable of generating gaseous reactive iodine species and elemental iodine-coated ZnO particles. ECP3 presents a novel approach for the design of efficient biocidal agents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1084-1091
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Engineering Journal
StatePublished - 15 Oct 2018


  • Biocidal materials
  • Coordination polymers
  • Energetic materials


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