Iodine bactericidal action adsorbed in 2-vinylpyridine copolymer networks

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  • Angela C. Jandrey,

    1. Departamento de Engenharia Química, Instituto Militar de Engenharia, Praça General Tibúrcio, 80, 22290-270, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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  • Luiz Claudio de Santa Maria,

    1. Instituto de Química, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rua São Francisco Xavier, 524, 20559-900, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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  • Alcino P. de Aguiar,

    1. Departamento de Engenharia Química, Instituto Militar de Engenharia, Praça General Tibúrcio, 80, 22290-270, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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  • Mônica R. M. P. Aguiar,

    Corresponding author
    1. Instituto de Química, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rua São Francisco Xavier, 524, 20559-900, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Instituto de Química, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rua São Francisco Xavier, 524, 20559-900, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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  • José Luiz Mazzei,

    1. Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcantara Gomes, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Av. 28 de setembro 87 fds, 4° andar, 20551-030, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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  • Israel Felzenszwalb

    1. Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcantara Gomes, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Av. 28 de setembro 87 fds, 4° andar, 20551-030, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Abstract

In the present work, different kinds of porous copolymer networks based on 2-vinylpyridine (2VP) and divinylbenzene (DVB) containing anchored iodine were prepared and evaluated for inactivating Escherichia coli in an aqueous medium. By using bacterial viability assays with E. coli (AB 1157, wild-type), the iodine bactericidal effect was investigated at room temperature by elution through short columns filled with copolymer beads. Saline solutions containing bacterial cells at several contents (102 to 107 cells/mL) were eluted. After each elution, cell content viability was determined by plating these suspensions on nutritive agar plates, incubating them at 37°C for 24 h, and counting as colony-forming units (CFUs). It was verified that the networks containing anchored iodine were completely bactericidal within a few minutes. © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 93: 972–976, 2004

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