Super-repellent Hydrophobic Coating with Bacterial Anti-contact and Anti-microbial Characteristics

Date of Publication
January 25, 2022
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Each year, bacterial pathogens cause millions of global contamination cases that result in illness and death. The development of surface coating strategies to inhibit the attachment and growth of bacteria has received increased attention from researchers. This article describes a new
coating for aluminum surfaces that relies on the controlled fusion of muramidase (a lysozyme enzyme) into the surface spaces of a thin film based on silica nanoparticles and the sequential adsorption of an organofluorosilane compound. (3 pages.)

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