Polymeric Materials with Antimicrobial Activity: From Synthesis to Applications
Alexandra Muñoz-Bonilla, María L, Cerrada, Marta Fernández-García
Royal Society of Chemistry, Nov 13, 2013 - Science - 410 pages
Antimicrobial polymers are materials that prevent microorganism growth and are needed for many everyday applications from food packaging and water treatment to medicine and healthcare. This new book covers different areas of antimicrobial materials based on polymers including chitosan, polymers with ammonium and phosphonium groups, polymer nanofibers, carbon-based polymer Nanocomposites, polymeric and non-polymeric metal complexes, and biomimetic materials. By combining the information of different materials as well as antimicrobial action modes and applications within one source, the book provides a general summary of the field.
Polymeric Materials with Antimicrobial Activity starts with a general introduction to antimicrobial polymers and presents the most common types of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, yeast and algae) along with the main areas of application of antimicrobial polymeric materials. Specific chapters then detail different polymer systems covering the fundamental issues of synthesis, characterization, physico-chemical properties and applications.
With contributions from leading scientists the book is suitable for researchers in polymers, chemistry, biology and materials science interested in an overview of antimicrobial polymeric materials as well as the recent advances in their synthesis, properties and applications.
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Chapter 3 Synthesis Antimicrobial Activity and Applications of Polymers with Ammonium and Phosphonium Groups
Chapter 4 WaterSoluble Antimicrobial Polymers for Functional Cellulose Fibres and Hygiene Paper Products
Chapter 5 PolymerBased Synthetic Mimics of Antimicrobial Peptides SMAMPs A New Class of NatureInspired Antimicrobial Agents with Low Bacte...
Chapter 6 Prevention of Hospital and Community Acquired Infections by Using Antibacterial Textiles and Clothing
Chapter 7 Synthesis Structure and Antimicrobial Activities of Polymeric and Nonpolymeric Silver and other Metal Complexes
Chapter 9 Biomimetic Polyurethanes
Chapter 10 Antimicrobial Polymeric Dental Materials
Chapter 11 Polymeric Materials Containing Natural Compounds with Antibacterial and Virucide Properties
From Material Preparation to Antimicrobial Applications
Chapter 13 PolymerCopperBased Materials for Antimicrobial Applications
Chapter 14 Photocatalytic OxidePolymer NanoComposites for Antimicrobial Coatings and other Applications
Chapter 15 Future Perspectives and Concluding Remarks