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N-halamine/quat siloxane copolymers for use in biocidal coatings

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11920 766 2006 7 PDF Available
Title
N-halamine/quat siloxane copolymers for use in biocidal coatings
Abstract

A series of copolymers incorporating N-halamine siloxane and quaternary ammonium salt siloxane units has been prepared. The primary function of the quat units was to render the siloxane copolymers soluble in water. The copolymers have been coated onto cotton swatches and evaluated for biocidal efficacy against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli O157:H7. It was determined that both N-halamine and quat functional groups were effective against S. aureus, but only the N-halamine units were effective against Escherichia coli O157:H7. The copolymers should be useful for applications for which aqueous media is preferred over organic solvents to be used during coating procedures.

Keywords
Bacteria; Bioactivity; Siloxane
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N-halamine/quat siloxane copolymers for use in biocidal coatings
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 27, Issue 11, April 2006, Pages 2495–2501
Authors
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Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering