The bactericidal activity of glutaraldehyde‐impregnated polyurethane

  title={The bactericidal activity of glutaraldehyde‐impregnated polyurethane},
  author={Sandeep K. Sehmi and Elaine Allan and Alexander J. Macrobert and Ivan P Parkin},
Although glutaraldehyde is known to be bactericidal in solution, its potential use to create novel antibacterial polymers suitable for use in healthcare environments has not been evaluated. Here, novel materials were prepared in which glutaraldehyde was either incorporated into polyurethane using a simple "swell-encapsulation-shrink" method (hereafter referred to as "glutaraldehyde-impregnated polyurethane"), or simply applied to the polymer surface (hereafter referred to as "glutaraldehyde… CONTINUE READING
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