Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Vol.68, 42-47, December, 2018
Facile and effective antibacterial coatings on various oxide substrates
This work reports a facile and effective antibacterial coating for oxide substrates. As a coating material, a random copolymer, abbreviated as poly(TMSMA-r-PEGMA), was synthesized by radical polymerization of 3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl methacrylate (TMSMA) and poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate (PEGMA). Polymeric self-assembled monolayers of poly(TMSMA-r-PEGMA) were formed on various inorganic oxide substrates, including silicon oxide, titanium dioxide, aluminum oxide, and glass, via the simple dip-coating process. The polymer-coated substrates were characterized by ellipsometry, contact angle measurements, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The bacterial adhesion on the polymer-coated substrates was completely suppressed compared to that on the uncoated substrates.