Antibacterial poly(ethylene terephthalate) surfaces obtained from thymyl methacrylate polymerization (pages 1975–1985)
Sophie Bedel, Bénédicte Lepoittevin, Ludovic Costa, Olivier Leroy, Diana Dragoe, Jérôme Bruzaud, Jean-Marie Herry, Morgan Guilbaud, Marie-Noëlle Bellon-Fontaine and Philippe Roger
Article first published online: 23 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.27647
A method for fabrication of poly(thymyl methacrylate) brushes grafted on poly(ethylene terephthalate) films is described. The monomer is obtained from thymol essential oil. The modified surfaces are prepared by “grafting from” using atom transfer radical polymerization and present antibacterial properties against different bacteria strains.