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Issue 24, 2007
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Permanently microbicidal materials coatings

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Recently developed non-leaching, permanently microbicidal polymeric coatings are discussed. These coatings, comprising hydrophobic polycations either covalently attached or deposited (“painted”) onto surfaces of diverse materials, avidly kill human pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and viruses (but not mammalian cells) on contact by disrupting their lipid membranes.

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The article was received on 09 Feb 2007, accepted on 17 Apr 2007 and first published on 01 May 2007

Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/B702079A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2007,17, 2479-2482
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    Permanently microbicidal materials coatings

    A. M. Klibanov, J. Mater. Chem., 2007, 17, 2479
    DOI: 10.1039/B702079A

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