Antimicrobial surface grafted thermally responsive PNIPAM-co-ALA nano-gels

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Abstract

Thermally responsive Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) co-allylamine (PNIPAM-co-ALA) nano-gels were synthesised and grafted onto non-woven polypropylene. Silver nitrate was incorporated into the nano-gels in their expanded state and their antimicrobial properties tested. Bacterial growth was measured before and after the Lower Critical Solution Temperature. Below the LCST, bacteria grew, above the LCST bacterial growth was prevented or retarded.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12777-12779
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume47
Issue number48
Early online date1 Nov 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2011

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