A study of a retention of antimicrobial activity by plasma polymerized terpinen-4-ol thin films
Bazaka, Kateryna, Jacob, Mohan V., and Ivanova, Elena P. (2010) A study of a retention of antimicrobial activity by plasma polymerized terpinen-4-ol thin films. Materials Science Forum, 654-656 . pp. 2261-2264.
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Terpinen-4-ol is the main constituent of Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil known for its biocidal and anti-inflammatory properties. The possibility of fabricating polymer thin films from terpinen-4-ol using radio frequency (RF) plasma polymerisation for the prevention of the growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa was investigated, and the properties of the resultant films compared against their biologically active precursor. Films fabricated at 10 W prevented bacterial attachment and EPS secretion, whilst polyterpenol films deposited at 25 W demonstrated no biocidal activity against the pathogen.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||plasma polymerisation, organic thin film, Pseudomonas aeruginosa|
|FoR Codes:||09 ENGINEERING > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091205 Functional Materials @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||17 Feb 2011 15:03|
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