Antimicrobial Hydantoin-Containing Polyesters (pages 1068–1076)
Licheng Tan, Samarendra Maji, Claudia Mattheis, Mengyao Zheng, Yiwang Chen, E. Caballero-Díaz, Pilar Rivera Gil, Wolfgang J. Parak, Andreas Greiner and Seema Agarwal
Article first published online: 25 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201100520
An efficient method for the preparation of antibacterial polyesters with pendent N-halamine moieties is presented. The polyesters exhibit better thermal stabilities than PBS, are less toxic than PEI and show very high cell viabilities. The N-halamine form displays antimicrobial activity against E. coli. The copolyesters thus possess a considerable potential as antibacterial additives.