Advances in Antimicrobial Coatings

Edited by
July 2021
166 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-1006-4 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-1007-1 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Advances in Antimicrobial Coatings that was published in

Chemistry & Materials Science

This book is motivated by our passion to compile recent research on antimicrobial surfaces. We aimed to assemble research papers on the preparation of new materials, antimicrobial testing using different pathogens (bacteria, fungi, and viruses), and the relationship between the coating nanostructure and its reactivity towards the studied pathogen(s). We believe that a good antimicrobial coating should by characterized by (i) a fast activity towards the pathogen, (ii) sustainable activity based on the stability of the coating, and (iii) the lowest possible toxicity for humans and reduced risks for the environment. Striking a compromise between these different challenges is difficult and requires more research.

  • Hardback
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active packaging; chitosan; methylcellulose; natamycin; antimicrobial action; quaternary ammonium groups; acrylic acid; glycidyl methacrylate; crosslinking reaction; coating; edible films; edible coatings; antimicrobial agents; fresh fish; spoilage; shelf-life; black anther disease; orchid cut flower; silver nanoparticles; antifouling efficacy; flow-through; triangular box; Amphibalanus amphitrite; cuprous oxide; dynamic aging; repellant activity; raft experiment; bioassay; biofouling of ships’ hull; polypropylene; hernia meshes; antibacterial; drug release; polydopamine; antimicrobial; polypropylene; chitosan; citric acid; cross-linked; cold plasma; antimicrobial activity; brilliant green; crystal violet; demethylation; lignin; polyurethane coatings; triphenylmethane dyes; 3D printing; catheters; dialysis; extrusion; infections; manufacturing; infection; antibacterial; coatings; silver; nanomaterials; plasma deposition; titanium-based thin films; copper; magnetron sputtering; super-elastic coatings; E. coli inactivation; n/a