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Light-activated antibacterial screen protectors for mobile telephones and tablet computers

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Title
Light-activated antibacterial screen protectors for mobile telephones and tablet computers
Abstract

Novel light-activated antibacterial screen protectors were produced from commercially available protectors by a simple dye functionalization process. The screen protectors were shown to be effective against Escherichia coli and an epidemic strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, EMRSA-16 under white light conditions. UV–vis spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy showed that the principal light activated antimicrobial agent present was crystal violet. The antibacterial screen protectors represent a simple and inexpensive means by which microbial contamination of mobile phone and tablet computer screens may be reduced in healthcare and non-healthcare environments, where device cleaning compliance has been shown to be very low.

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Keywords
Light activated antimicrobial agents; Photodynamic therapy; Mobile telephone; Tablet computer; Antibacterial materials; Surface disinfection; S. aureus; E. coli
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry - Volume 296, 1 January 2015, Pages 19–24
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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