Antimicrobial activity of methylene blue and toluidine blue O covalently bound to a modified silicone polymer surface.
J MATER CHEM
6167 - 6171.
Methylene Blue or Toluidine Blue O were covalently bound to an activated silicone polymer by means of an amide condensation reaction. UV-visible absorption spectra confirmed that the dye was surface bound. The new polymers with covalently attached dye display significant bactericidal activity against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus epidermidis with a 99.999% reduction in viable bacteria after four minutes exposure to a low power laser.
|Title:||Antimicrobial activity of methylene blue and toluidine blue O covalently bound to a modified silicone polymer surface|
|Keywords:||LETHAL PHOTOSENSITIZATION, LIGHT|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute > Microbial Diseases
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry
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