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Antimicrobial N-halamine polymers and coatings: a review of their synthesis, characterization, and applications.

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Antimicrobial N-halamine polymers and coatings have been studied extensively over the past decade thanks to their numerous qualities such as effectiveness toward a broad spectrum of microorganisms, long-term stability, regenerability, safety to humans and environment and low cost. In this review, recent developments are described by emphasizing the synthesis of polymers and/or coatings having N-halamine moieties. Actually, three main approaches of preparation are given in detail: polymerization, generation by electrochemical route with proteins as monomers and grafting with precursor monomers. Identification and characterization of the formation of the N-halamine bonds (>N-X with X = Cl or Br or I) by physical techniques such as Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and by chemical reactions are described. In order to check the antimicrobial activity of the N-halamine compounds, bacterial tests are also described. Finally, some examples of application of these N-halamines in the water treatment, paints, healthcare equipment, and textile industries are presented and discussed.
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hal-00832396 , version 1 (10-06-2013)

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Franck Hui, Catherine Debiemme-Chouvy. Antimicrobial N-halamine polymers and coatings: a review of their synthesis, characterization, and applications.. Biomacromolecules, 2013, 14 (3), pp.585-601. ⟨10.1021/bm301980q⟩. ⟨hal-00832396⟩
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