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Polymers 2014, 6(5), 1618-1630; doi:10.3390/polym6051618

Azetidinium Functionalized Polytetrahydrofurans: Antimicrobial Properties in Solution and Application to Prepare Non Leaching Antimicrobial Surfaces

DWI—Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials, and Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Forckenbeckstrasse 50, D-52056 Aachen, Germany
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Received: 17 February 2014 / Revised: 24 April 2014 / Accepted: 12 May 2014 / Published: 23 May 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biomimetic Polymers)
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In this work, we report the antimicrobial efficacy of azetidinium functionalized polytetrahydrofurans in solution and their application in the preparation of non leaching, antimicrobial surfaces. The excellent antimicrobial efficacy of these water soluble polymers both in solution and on surfaces (>99.99%–100% bacterial growth inhibition) makes them excellent candidates for solving the hygiene related problems in the medical and hospital environment. View Full-Text
Keywords: antimicrobial polymers; azetidinium functionalized polymers; antimicrobial textiles antimicrobial polymers; azetidinium functionalized polymers; antimicrobial textiles
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Chattopadhyay, S.; Heine, E.; Keul, H.; Moeller, M. Azetidinium Functionalized Polytetrahydrofurans: Antimicrobial Properties in Solution and Application to Prepare Non Leaching Antimicrobial Surfaces. Polymers 2014, 6, 1618-1630.

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