Plasma polymerisation and retention of antibacterial properties of terpinen-4-ol

Bazaka, Kateryna, Jacob, Mohan V., Crawford, Russell J., and Ivanova, Elena P. (2011) Plasma polymerisation and retention of antibacterial properties of terpinen-4-ol. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Antimicrobial Research. pp. 175-179. From: ICAR 2010 International Conference on Antimicrobial Research, 3-5 November 2010, Valladolid, Spain.

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Plasma polymerisation was used to deposit thin oligomeric films of terpinen-4-ol on a range of substrates. The coatings were examined in terms of their chemical properties and surface architecture to ascertain the changes in chemical composition as a result of exposure to the plasma field. The antifouling and antimicrobial activity of oligomeric terpinen-4-ol coatings were then examined against such human pathogens as Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus epidermis. The bacterial adhesion patterns were investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and confocal scanning laser microscopy (CSLM).

Item ID: 21184
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-981-4354-85-1
Keywords: terpinen-4-ol; plasma enhanced deposition
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Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2012 04:35
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091208 Organic Semiconductors @ 100%
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