Inhibiting bacterial adhesion onto surfaces: The non-stick coating approach

John Tsibouklis, Maureen Stone, Adrian A. Thorpe, Paul Graham, Thomas G. Nevell, Richard J. Ewen

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Low-surface-energy poly(methylpropenoxyfluoroalkylsiloxane) or poly(perfluoroacrylate) coatings were used as a potential means of inhibiting the bacterial colonization of surfaces. The coatings confirms to the molecular design requirements, that is, they possess a flexible linear backbone onto which pendent site chains exhibiting intermolecular interactions are attached. The polymers are capable of forming relatively smooth coatings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2000
Event37th Annual Conference on Adhesion and Adhesives - Oxford, UK
Duration: 30 Mar 199930 Mar 1999


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