Preparation of Copolymer-Based Nanoparticles with Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Activity
AbstractPolyacrylate and guanidine-based nanoparticles which involve acrylate monomers and glycidyl methacrylate modified oligo-guanidine were prepared by a seeded semi-continuous emulsion polymerization. The results from transmission electron microscope and dynamic light scattering measurements showed that the nanoparticles were spherical in shape and the particle size was in the range of 80–130 nm. Antimicrobial experiments were performed with two types of bacteria, Gram-negative (Escherichia coli, ATCC 8739) and Gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus, ATCC 6538). The as-synthesized cationic nanoparticles exhibited effective antimicrobial activities on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus with the minimal inhibitory concentrations at 8 μg/mL and 4 μg/mL, respectively. The mechanism of action of the resulted nanoparticles against these bacteria was revealed by the scanning electron microscopic observation. In addition, the films consisting of latex nanoparticles are non-leaching antimicrobial materials with excellent antimicrobial activity, which indicates the polymers could preserve their antimicrobial activity for long-term effectiveness. View Full-Text
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Li, Y.; Cai, P.; Tong, Z.-F.; Xiao, H.; Pan, Y. Preparation of Copolymer-Based Nanoparticles with Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Activity. Polymers 2017, 9, 717.
Li Y, Cai P, Tong Z-F, Xiao H, Pan Y. Preparation of Copolymer-Based Nanoparticles with Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Activity. Polymers. 2017; 9(12):717.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Yang; Cai, Pingxiong; Tong, Zhang-fa; Xiao, Huining; Pan, Yuanfeng. 2017. "Preparation of Copolymer-Based Nanoparticles with Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Activity." Polymers 9, no. 12: 717.
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