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Antimicrobial surface grafted thermally responsive PNIPAM-co-ALA nano-gels

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Abstract

Thermally responsive Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) co-allylamine (PNIPAM-co-ALA) nano-gels were synthesised and grafted onto non-woven polypropylene. Silver nitrate was incorporated into the nano-gels in their expanded state and their antimicrobial properties tested. Bacterial growth was measured before and after the Lower Critical Solution Temperature. Below the LCST, bacteria grew, above the LCST bacterial growth was prevented or retarded.

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Submitted
29 Aug 2011
Accepted
13 Oct 2011
First published
01 Nov 2011

Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 12777-12779
Article type
Communication

Antimicrobial surface grafted thermally responsive PNIPAM-co-ALA nano-gels

C. James, A. L. Johnson and A. T. A. Jenkins, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 12777
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC15372B

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