Antimicrobial applications of electroactive PVK-SWNT nanocomposites.

@article{Ahmed2012AntimicrobialAO,
  title={Antimicrobial applications of electroactive PVK-SWNT nanocomposites.},
  author={Farid Ahmed and Catherine M. Santos and Regina Aileen May V. Vergara and Maria Celeste R. Tria and Rigoberto C Advincula and Debora F Rodrigues},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={1804-10}
}
The antibacterial properties of a nanocomposite containing an electroactive polymer, polyvinyl-N-carbazole (PVK) (97 wt %), and single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) (3 wt %) was investigated as suspensions in water and as thin film coatings. The toxic effects of four different PVK-SWNT (97:3 wt %) nanocomposite concentrations (1, 0.5, 0.05, and 0.01 mg/mL) containing 0.03, 0.015, 0.0015, and 0.0003 mg/mL of SWNT, respectively, were determined for planktonic cells and biofilms of Escherichia… CONTINUE READING
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