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

Bazaka, Kateryna, Jacob, Mohan V., Crawford, Russell J., & Ivanova, Elena P. (2011) Plasma polymerisation and retention of antibacterial properties of terpinen-4-ol. In Mendez-Vilas, A. (Ed.) Science and Technology Against Microbial Pathogens: Research, Development and Evaluation, Proceedings of the International Conference on Antimicrobial Research (ICAR2010), World Scientific Publishing, Valladolid, Spain, pp. 175-179.

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Abstract

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).

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ID Code: 92080
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: terpinen-4-ol, plasma enhanced deposition
DOI: 10.1142/9789814354868_0034
ISBN: 9789814354851
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2016 02:45
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2016 06:00

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