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Editorial of the Special Issue Antimicrobial Polymers
Department of Chemistry, Sapienza University of Rome, P.le Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Received: 1 August 2013; in revised form: 27 August 2013 / Accepted: 28 August 2013 / Published: 3 September 2013
Abstract: The special issue “Antimicrobial Polymers” includes research and review papers concerning the recent advances on preparation of antimicrobial polymers and their relevance to industrial settings and biomedical field. Antimicrobial polymers have recently emerged as promising candidates to fight microbial contamination onto surfaces thanks to their interesting properties. In this special issue, the main strategies pursued for developing antimicrobial polymers, including polymer impregnation with antimicrobial agents or synthesis of polymers bearing antimicrobial moieties, were discussed. The future application of these polymers either in industrial or healthcare settings could result in an extremely positive impact not only at the economic level but also for the improvement of quality of life.
Keywords: antimicrobial polymers; antifouling polymers; antimicrobial agent delivery systems; cationic polymers; microbial biofilms; titania; silver; magnetic nanoparticles; nanocomposites; chitosan; usnic acid
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Piozzi, A.; Francolini, I. Editorial of the Special Issue Antimicrobial Polymers. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 18002-18008.
Piozzi A, Francolini I. Editorial of the Special Issue Antimicrobial Polymers. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2013; 14(9):18002-18008.
Piozzi, Antonella; Francolini, Iolanda. 2013. "Editorial of the Special Issue Antimicrobial Polymers." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 14, no. 9: 18002-18008.