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Issue 11, 2018
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Antibacterial activity of a photosensitive hybrid cellulose fabric

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We report the preparation of a cellulose fabric bearing derivative protoporphyrin IX units covalently attached to the cellulose backbone of a fabric. Ce(IV) redox system radical polymerization was used to polymerize methacrylic acid (MAA) onto a cotton material and to obtain cotton-g-polyMAA. Attachment of the photosensitizer, a protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) amino derivative, on cotton-g-polyMAA was realized successfully by a classical peptidic covalent link. The modified surfaces were characterized by ATR-FTIR, DRUV, TGA, and SEM methods. Under visible light irradiation, protoporphyrinic cotton showed antibacterial activity against Staphyloccoccus aureus. This concept is very promising in the field of bacterial decontamination (sterile area, hospital equipment, etc.).

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The article was received on 22 May 2018, accepted on 09 Aug 2018 and first published on 10 Aug 2018

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00212F
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2018,17, 1780-1786

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    Antibacterial activity of a photosensitive hybrid cellulose fabric

    C. Ringot, N. Saad, F. Brégier, P. Bressollier, E. Poli, V. Chaleix, T. S. Ouk and V. Sol, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2018, 17, 1780
    DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00212F

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