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Poly(ethylene oxide) functionalized polyimide-based microporous films to prevent bacterial adhesion

Autor Martínez-Gómez, A.; Álvarez, Crsitina; Abajo González, Javier de ; Campo, Ángel Adolfo del; Cortajarena, Aitziber L.; Rodríguez-Hernández, Juan
Palabras clave Polyimide membranes
Surface functionalization
Bacterial adhesion
Antifouling surfaces
Breath Figure
Fecha de publicación 2015
EditorAmerican Chemical Society
Citación ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 7: 9716-9724 (2015)
ResumenPreventing microbial adhesion onto membranes is a crucial issue that determines the durability of the membrane. In this Research Article, we prepared aromatic polyimides (extensively employed for the elaboration of ultrafiltration membranes) containing PEO branches. Four polyimide-g-PEO copolymers were prepared from 6F dianhydride and a novel aromatic diamine containing PEO-550 side groups. The copolymers were designed to have variable PEO content, and were characterized by their spectroscopic and physical properties. The Breath Figure technique was successfully applied to create an ordered surface topography, where the PEO chains were preferentially located on the surface of the micrometer size holes. These unique features were explored to reduce bacterial adhesion. It was established that surface modified polyimide membranes have a high resistance to biofouling against Staphylococcus aureus. In particular, we observed that an increase of the PEO the content in the copolymer produced a decrease in the bacterial adhesion.
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10261/115873
DOI10.1021/acsami.5b01525
Identificadoresdoi: 10.1021/acsami.5b01525
issn: 1944-8244
e-issn: 1944-8252
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