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Durable defense: robust and varied attachment of non-leaching poly“-onium” bactericidal coatings to reactive and inert surfaces

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Abstract

Developing antimicrobial coatings to eliminate biotic contamination is a critical need for all surfaces, including medical, industrial, and domestic materials. The wide variety of materials used in these fields, from natural polymers to metals, require coatings that not only are antimicrobial, but also contain different surface chemistries for covalent immobilization. Alkyl “-onium” salts are potent biocides that have defied bacterial resistance mechanisms when confined to an interface. In this feature article, we highlight the various methods used to covalently immobilize bactericidal polymers to different surfaces and further examine the mechanistic aspects of biocidal action with these surface bound poly“-onium” salts.

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The article was received on 16 Apr 2014, accepted on 20 May 2014 and first published on 28 May 2014


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02803A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 9433-9442
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    Durable defense: robust and varied attachment of non-leaching poly“-onium” bactericidal coatings to reactive and inert surfaces

    J. Yatvin, J. Gao and J. Locklin, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 9433
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02803A

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