Antibacterial Character of Cationic Polymers Attached to Carbon-Based Nanomaterials

Daniela Placha*, Alexandra Munoz-Bonilla, Katerina Skrlova, Coro Echeverria, Alberto Chiloeches, Martin Petr, Khalid Lafdi, Marta Fernandez-Garcia

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Abstract

The preparation of hybrid polymeric systems based on carbon derivatives with a cationic polymer is described. The polymer used is a copolymer of a quaternizable methacrylic monomer with another dopamine-based monomer capable of anchoring to carbon compounds. Graphene oxide and graphene as well as hybrid polymeric systems were widely characterized by infrared, Raman and photoemission X-ray spectroscopies, electron scanning microscopy, zeta potential and thermal degradation. These allowed confirming the attachment of copolymer onto carbonaceous materials. Besides, the antimicrobial activity of hybrid polymeric systems was tested against Gram positive Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis and Gram negative Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. The results showed the antibacterial character of these hybrid systems.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1218
Number of pages14
JournalNanomaterials
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2020

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