What is it about?

Iodine is a very important antimicrobial compound and can be utilized againstresistant pathogens. The drawbacks of iodine can be solved by complexing the iodine within a moiety and allow a controlled release. This work is meant to understand the halogen bonding and its effect on fighting microorganisms.

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Antibiotic resistance is endangering mankinds survival. We need to develop novel compounds which can be used against dangerous pathogens, which increase morbidity and mortality.


This article is a basic fundament in understanding polyiodides and their effects on microorganisms. I recommend reading also my previous article published in pathogens in October 2019 about "Smart" triiodides to get a full scope about the matter. I enjoyed continuing this research and advise everyone to take a close look.

Zehra Edis
Ajman University of Science and Technology

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This page is a summary of: Crystal structure and antimicrobial properties of (1,4,7,10-tetraoxacyclododecane-κ4O,O′,O′′,O′′′)cesium(I) pentaiodide, C16H32CsI5O8, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - New Crystal Structures, February 2020, De Gruyter,
DOI: 10.1515/ncrs-2020-0057.
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