Felix Siedenbiedel, Andreas Fuchs, Thorsten Moll, Mirko Weide, Roland Breves and Joerg C. Tiller Star-Shaped Poly(styrene)-block-Poly(4-vinyl-N-methylpyridiniumiodide) for Semipermanent Antimicrobial Coatings Macromolecular Bioscience 13
Semipermanent antimicrobial coatings can be achieved by synthesizing 3-arm star-blockcopolymer with an inner poly(styrene)-block and an outer poly(4-vinyl-N-methylpyridiniumiodide)-block. Solubility, antimicrobial activity, and coating stability strongly depend on the block ratios. The coatings can be applied from aqueous solution, withstand flush-like washings and prevent growth of S. aureus and E. coli. Nonetheless, the coatings are removable of by extended rinsing.
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