A study of a retention of antimicrobial activity by plasma polymerized terpinen-4-ol thin films

Bazaka, Kateryna, Jacob, Mohan V., & Ivanova, Elena P. (2010) A study of a retention of antimicrobial activity by plasma polymerized terpinen-4-ol thin films. Materials Science Forum, 654-656, pp. 2261-2264.

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Terpinen-4-ol is the main constituent of Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil known for its biocidal and anti-inflammatory properties. The possibility of fabricating polymer thin films from terpinen-4-ol using radio frequency (RF) plasma polymerisation for the prevention of the growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa was investigated, and the properties of the resultant films compared against their biologically active precursor. Films fabricated at 10 W prevented bacterial attachment and EPS secretion, whilst polyterpenol films deposited at 25 W demonstrated no biocidal activity against the pathogen.

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ID Code: 92088
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: plasma polymerisation, organic thin film, Pseudomonas aeruginosa
DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.654-656.2261
ISSN: 0255-5476
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 2010 Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2016 00:47
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 04:24

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