Simpler silver solutions

Varun Sambhy, Ayusman Sen

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Amphiphilic pyridinium polymers with pendant alkyl tails are shown to be strongly biocidal towards bacteria, fungi and viruses if the alkyl tail length and percentage of N-alkylation are correctly chosen. Biocidal composites can be easily synthesised, consisting of these polymers with embedded silver bromide. These composites can kill both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Specialist publicationEuropean Coatings Journal
StatePublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys


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