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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(2), 3050-3064; doi:10.3390/ijms14023050
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Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (SDS)-Loaded Nanoporous Polymer as Anti-Biofilm Surface Coating Material

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Received: 18 January 2013; in revised form: 25 January 2013 / Accepted: 29 January 2013 / Published: 1 February 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Antimicrobial Polymers)
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Abstract: Biofilms cause extensive damage to industrial settings. Thus, it is important to improve the existing techniques and develop new strategies to prevent bacterial biofilm formation. In the present study, we have prepared nanoporous polymer films from a self-assembled 1,2-polybutadiene-b-polydimethylsiloxane (1,2-PB-b-PDMS) block copolymer via chemical cross-linking of the 1,2-PB block followed by quantitative removal of the PDMS block. Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) was loaded into the nanoporous 1,2-PB from aqueous solution. The SDS-loaded nanoporous polymer films were shown to block bacterial attachment in short-term (3 h) and significantly reduce biofilm formation in long-term (1 week) by gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli. Tuning the thickness or surface morphology of the nanoporous polymer films allowed to extent the anti-biofilm capability.
Keywords: nanoporous polymer; SDS; biofilm; Escherichia coli nanoporous polymer; SDS; biofilm; Escherichia coli
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Li, L.; Molin, S.; Yang, L.; Ndoni, S. Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (SDS)-Loaded Nanoporous Polymer as Anti-Biofilm Surface Coating Material. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 3050-3064.

AMA Style

Li L, Molin S, Yang L, Ndoni S. Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (SDS)-Loaded Nanoporous Polymer as Anti-Biofilm Surface Coating Material. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2013; 14(2):3050-3064.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Li, Li; Molin, Soeren; Yang, Liang; Ndoni, Sokol. 2013. "Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (SDS)-Loaded Nanoporous Polymer as Anti-Biofilm Surface Coating Material." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 14, no. 2: 3050-3064.



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